Man shot, wounded in Providence; police searching for suspects

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are investigating after man was shot Friday afternoon in the parking lot of a Providence restaurant.

Commander Thomas Verdi said two Providence officers were patrolling in the area of of Promenade Street and Pleasant Valley Parkway when they were flagged down by a woman.

Verdi said the woman brought the officers over to the victim, a 25-year-old man, who claimed he was in his car when he was shot at by four men who drove by in a black sedan.

Detectives later determined the sedan involved in the shooting was reported stolen and bears Rhode Island license plate WA-115.

The woman corroborated the victim’s story, adding that the suspect vehicle had heavily tinted windows.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was transported to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment. Verdi said his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Verdi said the victim had a dog inside the car with him at the time of the shooting, but it was not hit.

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