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Five people shot

Police in New Providence are investigating four shootings that occurred on Wednesday and another that took place yesterday.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the hip around 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday during an altercation with a group of men at Myrton Avenue, off Farrington Road, police confirmed. The reason for the fight was not disclosed by police.

A triple shooting took place a few hours later at Homestead Stree, Englerston. According to police, shortly after 7 p.m. three men were standing at the junction of Homestead and Miami Streets when they were approached by two gunmen.

Two of the men were shot to the leg and the other man to the hip.

Police are questioning a 15-year-old boy from Fritz Lane in connection with the shooting.

Yesterday, around 2:20 p.m. another man was shot in Nassau Village.

It was reported that the victim was sitting in his 2002 Nissan Sentra in the area of the basketball court in Nassau Village when he was approached by a group of men traveling in a green Nissan vehicle.

Police said one of the men shot the victim in the left arm. The man was able to drive himself to Balfour Avenue and Charles Vincent Street where emergency medical services personnel collected him and transported him to hospital. The 24-year-old male has been detained at hospital in serious condition, police said.

The four other shooting victims were also taken to hospital via ambulance. The were listed in stable condition.

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