FALL RIVER — Fall River Police are investigating after multiple incidents of gunshots were reported in the city in recent days.

On Friday, January 12, at approximately 10 p.m., police were dispatched to the intersection of Pine and Orange Streets in regards to a shots fired complaint. While investigating and canvassing the area, two of the officers reported hearing what sounded like five gunshots in the area of Bedford and O'Grady Streets. Police canvassed that area as well, but no evidence of gun activity was found.

A caller then reported he observed three flashes, and heard three bangs as he was traveling down Lowell Street, toward Nashua Street. He said he observed a male run to a dark colored SUV, and then flee the area at a high rate of speed.

While responding to that area, police located a hole in a gutter on a Lowell Street home. Further investigation led to the discovery of a second and third hole, located in the window frame and porch of the home.

Then on Saturday night at approximately 8:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Aetna Street, after a ShotSpotter activation and citizen complaints of gunshots. During a search of the area, numerous citizens reported hearing gunshots but no evidence was located at that time.

Sunday at approximately 6:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the Maple Gardens housing complex in regards to a vehicle damaged with bullet holes. The 2008 Jeep was found to have bullets in the driver's door and front fender.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Officers Derek Pereira (dpereira@frpd.org) or Kiel Huard (khuard@frpd.org) at the Fall River Police Departments Uniform Division, (508) 676-8511, or call the anonymous tips line at (508) 672-TIPS(8477).

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