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79-Year-Old Woman Shot at Richmond, Rhode Island Campground

Richmond police said they received a call at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday about a shooting at the address for the Wawaloam Campground

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Police in Rhode Island say a 79-year-old woman was shot in the stomach at a campground.

Richmond police said they received a call at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday about a shooting at the address for the Wawaloam Campground.

Police told WJAR-TV that the alleged shooter, a 77-year-old man, drove to Exeter where he took his own life. They said the shooting was the result of a dispute, and that the couple lived at the campground year-round.

The woman who was shot was conscious and alert and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

No names have been released.

According to its website, Wawaloam is a seasonal campground but also has monthly rates. A message was left at the campground's office.

No other information was available.

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