PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — It was a busy night for police in Providence as they responded to four separate incidents, including a deadly shooting.
According to Major David Lapatin, the first incident happened on Broad and Fricker streets before 2 a.m. when police were called for a report of a man stabbed. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Just after 3 a.m., police were called to Union Avenue near Route 10 for a report of another stabbing. Lapatin said he believes a fight broke out and a man was stabbed. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital and at last check was in critical condition.
Then, around 3:30 a.m., police responded to Olney Street near Roger Williams Green for a report of a shooting. Lapatin said a woman was standing on the street when she was shot by what he believed were people in a car.
The woman, who is only being identified as being in her 20’s, was pronounced dead. This is the city’s 13th homicide of the year. Lapatin said he believed the victim was not the intended target.
Around the same time, an altercation broke out behind a complex off of Reservoir Avenue. Five people were shot and taken to the hospital, according to Lapatin. He said all of the victims were in their teens or early 20’s. Their conditions are not known at this time.
“It was a bad night,” Lapatin said. “A lot of detectives are back now and we are working all of the cases. Hopefully, we can make some arrests.”
As of now, all of the incidents are under investigation.