Man shot in the leg in Johnston


JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Johnston police are investigating after a man was injured in a shooting overnight.

Police said they were called to Atwood Avenue around midnight Thursday and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg.

The officers rendered aid to the victim before he was taken to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment.

The victim initially identified a Boston man as the gunman but later recanted his statement, according to Johnston Police Chief Joseph Razza.

“Upon further inquiry, the victim was unwilling to provide a statement or aid investigators,” Razza said in a news release. “Based on his inconsistencies and unwillingness to pursue a complaint, the warrant was canceled.”

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Johnston police at (401) 231-8100.

This story has been updated to show a suspect in the case is no longer being sought by police.

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