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UPDATE: One Dead, One Injured in Shooting and Stabbing on Memorial Boulevard [VIDEO]

The incident was an act of assault, City Manager Jane Howington said.

One woman is dead and another in the hospital after a shooting and stabbing inside 11 Memorial Blvd., home to Franklin & Co. Interiors.

Police said the incident was an act of assault and is currently under investigation, City Manager Jane Howington said.

Lt. William Fitzgerald said the incident was between two women who knew each other and that it occurred inside the building at 11 Memorial Blvd. The situation is contained, he said.

Howington said there was no cause for concern of more shootings. 

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issued an alert to students at 10:46 a.m. today saying Newport Police has reported a shooting and stabbing on Memorial Boulevard.

“NPD report shooting and stabbing on Memorial Blvd. Stay on campus and away from Memorial Blvd until further notice,” the text alert read.

Gary Wiggins, a co-owner of the Canfield House, said he heard commotion and one woman screaming, then saw a woman on the sidewalk bleeding and holding her hand.

Right now there are about five police cars in the area. Both Memorial Boulevard and Bellevue Avenue are open for traffic.

Police are expected to release more details shortly. Stay tuned to Patch for updates. 

KC1019 March 20, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Are police saying if this has any connecting to the dead body found in the same area today? http://www2.turnto10.com/news/2012/mar/20/police-investigate-body-newport-ar-972058/
KC1019 March 20, 2012 at 04:16 PM
The link was originally that a body was found and the death was suspicious... maybe it was reported incorrectly....
Greg Keras March 20, 2012 at 04:27 PM
As a Salve student, I first learned about this through the school's emergency response line. I am glad to know that this is a reliable and rapid resource. I am also glad to see Newport Patch on top of this story as they always are the best at providing accurate and timely information. Sad to see there were casualties though.

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