2 men shot in Woonsocket apartment

Blackstone Valley

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Woonsocket police are investigating after two men were shot Saturday night.

According to Deputy Chief Michael Lemoine, around 8 p.m., two men were sitting in a first-floor apartment on East School Street when an unknown Hispanic man came into the apartment with a gun and demanded money.

Police say the victims were trying to push the suspect out of the apartment when they were shot.

Both men were struck in the upper-right bicep. They were taken to Rhode Island Hospital and are expected to recover.

Police say the suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s or 30s with a medium build, standing 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-5 and wearing a dark sweatshirt or hoodie.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Woonsocket detectives at (401) 766-1212.

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