PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are investigating after a man was shot in Pawtucket Thursday afternoon.
The shooting happened just before 3:30 p.m. on an I-95 off-ramp near Cottage Street.
Janet Towner, who happened to be driving on the ramp at the time, said the victim’s car was pulled over to the side and riddled with bullet holes.
Towner said the man, who was bleeding from the mouth, ran up to her car and asked for help.
“He asked for a ride to the hospital,” Towner recalled. “We were really nervous because we saw the car was all shot up, so we were afraid that the shooter was still around.”
“We just stayed in the car,” she continued. “I pulled over and we called 911.”
Rhode Island State Police said the car was shot at while on the highway and the driver was hit twice. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life-threatening wounds to his shoulder and back, according to state police.
No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information related to the shooting is asked to call state police at (401) 444-1000.