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.