Police: 1 killed, another seriously wounded in Providence shooting


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) ─ Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed and another was seriously wounded in Providence Thursday night, according to Providence Police Maj. David Lapatin.

The shooting occurred in the area of Douglas Avenue and Orms Street just after 8 p.m.

Lapatin said the victims were in a car when they were both hit by bullets. It’s unclear if they were the intended targets.

The driver died while on the way to the hospital, he said. This is the 13th homicide to occur in Providence this year.

Lapatin said they are still looking for a suspect.

Police are also investigating another shooting nearby where a man was shot in the leg.

Lapatin said he doesn’t believe these two incidents are related, and the victim is expected to survive.

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