Man shot in the arm in Providence; police searching for suspect


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are investigating after a man was shot in the arm in Providence’s Silver Lake neighborhood late Thursday afternoon.

Providence Police Commander Thomas Verdi tells Eyewitness News the victim — a 32-year-old male — was shot in the area of Priscilla and Progress Avenues. He then drove to the nearby Shell station on Union Avenue.

From there, he was taken to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment. Verdi said the victim is currently in stable condition.

Verdi said the victim told police he was going to a girls house when someone pulled up next to his car and shouted at him. When the victim got out of his car, Verdi said the driver pulled out a gun and shot him.

Police are still searching for the suspect, who the victim described as a black male driving a black sedan.

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