Richmond police: assault-style rifle found near Lee statue

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond police say they are investigating multiple incidents after an assault-style rifle and ammunition were recovered near a statue of Robert E. Lee on historic Monument Avenue.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that police responded late Thursday night after someone told authorities shots had been fired into their vehicle after an altercation near a traffic circle.

In a news release Friday, police also said they received reports of random gunfire in area of the monument.

One of the callers told officers that a glass door of their home had been shattered.

Police say they searched the area and found a rifle and four magazines.

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