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Police investigating shots fired in Westminster on Wednesday night

Police were alerted to a report of shots fired in Westminster at around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

A female caller said she was driving eastbound on East Green Street in Westminster, when she saw men standing on the corner of Green Street and Church Street, said Jeffrey Spaulding, chief of the Westminster Police Department.

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Torrential rain limited the woman’s description of the subject, though she told police it was a man and that she “saw the muzzle flash,” Spaulding told the Times on Thursday.

The woman also gave a description of a white car, he said, but police pulled over the vehicle and determined it “had nothing to do with the event.”

Westminster police responded to the scene and were unable to find a subject or anybody with gunshot wounds after thoroughly canvassing the area, Spaulding said.

However, police officers did find shell casings, suggesting a firearm was fired in the area, Spaulding said.

Spaulding said anybody with information about the incident is encouraged to call the department’s main line at 410-848-4646. Anybody with information can also reach out to Detective Sgt. Jeff Schuster at 410-857-8477.

Anonymous tips should be directed by text message to the number 847411 with the keyword “TIPWPD” in the message.

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