JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are investigating after an employee at a used car dealership in Johnston was shot Wednesday evening.

Officers rushed to City Limit Auto on Hartford Avenue around 5 p.m. following reports of a shooting.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound that does not appear to be life-threatening, according to police.

The suspect has not yet been identified and remains at large. Police said there is no threat to public safety.

One woman who works nearby said she was unfortunately expecting something like this to happen.

“I have to be honest, it’s something I worried about before. If I were to be oblivious to the fact that I’m aware there’s a high crime percentage right over the line in Providence then I’d be deaf, dumb and blind,” Heidi Machado said.

The motive behind the shooting is unknown at this time.