PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - A fatal shooting outside a Providence strip club has leftfriends and family of the victim looking for answers.
Police say they don't know if the 28-year-old victim, PauloJorge Barbosa, was targeted in the shooting, but Barbosa's familysaid Monday he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"Whoever knew him -- they were really lucky to have in in theirlives, in their life," said the victim's niece, Tatiana Lopes.
Officers say Barbosa
His family does not believe anyone would have a reason to hurthim.
It's the second person shot and killed at Club Balloons. Twoyears ago, 21-year-old Angel Vargas of Woonsocket was shot andkilled.
Police say the investigation into Sunday's shooting continues.It was Providence's tenth homicide this year.
Nicknamed Benjo, Barbosa was born in Cape Verde and moved toRhode Island when he was two. He most recently worked as alandscaper and is remembered a devoted son, brother, uncle andfather. Barbosa is survived by a large extended family and hisfive-year-old son.
"I'll never forget when I would walk into my grandma's house andhe would say, 'hey beautiful,'" said another of Barbosa's nieces,Eryanna Braz-Barbosa. "And I guess when I get older when I walk inthe house, I'll say, 'hey uncle Benjo,' and he won't be there."
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