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Portland police investigating overnight shooting near Reiche Community School

Portland police said there is no active risk to the public and the investigation is ongoing

PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Police Department is investigating an overnight shooting near Reiche Community School.

According to a release from Portland police, the department received an anonymous text around 11:15 p.m. Thursday reporting that gunshots were heard in the area of the school, which is located on Brackett Street.

According to Portland police, South Portland police responded at 6 a.m. Friday to a report of a person who had been shot.

Police said preliminary information led officers to believe the shooting may have happened in Portland.

The playground at the school closed temporarily Friday morning while police, including a K-9 team from the Westbrook Police Department, searched school grounds, according to a post on the school's website. School officials said students and staff were never at risk, and school started at 9 a.m.

Portland police said there is no active risk to the public and more information will be released "when appropriate."

Portland and South Portland police are continuing their investigation into the shooting. Police said anyone with information that could help them should call 207-874-8575.