PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are investigating after two women and a man were shot overnight while standing outside a Providence home.
The shooting took place around 1 a.m. Sunday on Manton Avenue.
All three were taken to Rhode Island Hospital. Two of the victims, a 35-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man, were in stable condition at last check, according to police, while a 36-year-old woman, who may have only been grazed in the shooting, left before being formally discharged.
Mayor Jorge Elorza told 12 News that much of the recent violence is happening between people who know each other.
“This idea of taking matters into your own hands, that only leads to more violence, a cycle of violence, doesn’t help anyone,” he said. “Please give us that information. Let the detectives do their job and hold everyone responsible accountable.”
Sunday’s shooting occurred about 24 hours after two men were shot and killed outside a nightclub off Broad Street.
It also marked the second violent weekend in a row for the city. Last Sunday, there were two stabbings that sent men to the hospital along with two shootings, one that wounded five people and another that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Warwick woman, who police say was an innocent bystander.
“We’ll use every resource at our disposal to make sure that we get on top of this,” Elorza added. “There have been suggestions that Providence, you know, has not been interested in the support from the state police. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, the joint operations have already begun.”
At this time, no arrests have been made in any of the aforementioned shootings and stabbings.
The Providence City Council has called a special meeting Tuesday night to address the recent uptick in violent crimes.