PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police in Providence are investigating the first homicide of 2022 after two men were shot, killing one of them, early Sunday morning.
Around 3 a.m., crews were called to the area of Elmwood and Potters Ave. for a report of a shooting.
When they arrived on scene, officers found that two men had been shot.
One of the victims died. The other was taken to Rhode Island Hospital and is currently undergoing surgery.
A 12 News crew that arrived on scene saw at least 10 evidence markers on the sidewalk, along with what appeared to be multiple shell casings.
Detectives were on scene gathering evidence and taking photos.
Police have not released the identities of either of the victims, or any more details on the incident.
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza posted on social media about the deadly shooting, saying in part that “Guns are simply too accessible, both here in Providence and across the country, and we must continue our efforts to remove these weapons and keep them from being used for senseless violence.”