LEWISTON, Maine — The Lewiston Police Department is actively investigating a shooting incident that took place in the early morning hours on Saturday.

The incident happened in the area of Walnut Street and Pierce Street.

Just before 3:00 a.m., police received several calls reporting gun fire and fighting.

Officers responded to find some of those involved had fled into an apartment building at 21 Walnut Street and surrounded the building.  

Two people were seen being led out of the apartment building at 21 Walnut Street and placed in handcuffs. Lewiston police later said that three people were arrested in connection with the incident.

As of 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning, the scene was still active with police presence.

NEWS CENTER Maine's Clay Gordon said it appeared Lewiston PD tactical units were evacuating apartment buildings on the street.

Police said the investigation is still in its infancy stages.  

Lewiston Police detectives and State Police detectives were also called in to assist in the investigation. 

A section of Walnut Street has been closed off until police announce it is clear/

The public is urged to stay clear of the area in between Bates Street and Pierce Street.

There will be updates later in the day when they become available.

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