PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police in Providence are investigating the city’s ninth homicide of the year.
Providence Police Maj. David Lapatin confirmed that a 28-year-old man was shot and killed on Waverly Street.
The victim has not yet been identified. Lapatin said police have no one in custody and it’s unclear whether the victim was targeted.
“This is horrible,” Mayor Jorge Elorza said. “It’s just senseless stuff.”
This comes nearly a week after Elorza touted that the capital city could end the year with fewer than 10 homicides for the first time since 1972.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Providence Police Department at (401) 272-3121.