The Newport Police Department released the following update on Tuesday morning regarding an incident that left one male dead and another injured on Monday in the are of 12 Dudley Avenue in Newport.

On February 21, 2022, at approximately 1547 hours, a 911 call was placed to the Newport Fire  Department for two males fighting and both were bleeding in the area of Dudley Avenue,  Newport, Rhode Island.  

The decedent [sic] is identified as Davide Semenza a 43-year-old male who currently resides in  Newport, Rhode Island. Semenza was pronounced deceased at 1639 hours on February 21, 2022, at the Newport Hospital after succumbing from multiple knife wounds which occurred at 12  Dudley Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island. 

The second male, a resident and whose name will not be released, was transported to Rhode  Island Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The second male did not have stab wounds but did receive injuries during the incident.

Newport Police says that this is an ongoing investigation and minimal information will be released to the media and public so not to hinder the progress.  

Original Story – Feb. 21 at 7:57 pm

Two males sustained critical injuries on Monday following a fight in the area of Dudley Avenue, according to Newport Police Department

On February 21, 2022, at approximately 3:47 pm, Newport Police says a 911 call was placed to the Newport Fire  Department for two males fighting and both were bleeding in the area of Dudley Avenue in Newport.

Newport Police says that there are two males who sustained critical injuries. Newport Police is providing no further information at this time due to the beginning stages of the investigation. 

Newport Police says that there is no imminent danger to the Newport community or surrounding communities because “this is an isolated incident”. 

This story is developing. 

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