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Cops: Extra security at Riverside school after reports of shots fired

Police officers converge in Riverside on Wednesday morning

Police officers converge in Riverside on Wednesday morning after reports of gunshots in the area. Credit: James Carbone

A 16-year-old was shot in the foot in Southampton on Wednesday, prompting an investigation into whether the injury occurred near a Riverside school that was put on lockout after multiple reports of gunshots, police said.

The cause of the injury and the victim’s age were confirmed, Southampton Town police said, after detectives went to the Peconic Bay Medical Center, which had told them they were treating someone with a superficial gunshot wound.

Responding to multiple reports of gun shots at 9:40 a.m. near Brown Street and Goodridge Avenue, the police said they had searched the area but found no victims.

The Phillips Avenue Elementary School, less than 1,000 feet from the area where the shots were reported, was put on lockout around 10:15 a.m., a school spokeswoman said.

An officer was assigned to the school as a precaution. The officer was expected to remain there for the rest of the school day, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident should call 631-702-2230.

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