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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Shots Fired at Fisherman Along Newport Side of Ohio River, Police Investigate

Man states he was shot at while fishing near Chart House in Newport.
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According to an article from Fox 19, a man and his wife were fishing near the banks around the Chart House restaurant along Riverboat Row in Newport when they were allegedly shot at from the Cincinnati side of the river.

The man, a veteran, said he and his wife were fishing around 2:30 a.m. when the shots came from the Sawyer Point area. Four shots were fired, one bullet going into a tree near the veteran's head.

The man, who did not want to be identified for safety reasons, stated that a Newport Police Officer told him this wasn't an isolated incident. Police searched both sides of the river but the shooter was not found.

If you have any information about this incident, contact the Newport Police Department at (859) 292-3622.

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