PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police continue to investigate after a man and woman were killed in what they believe was a targeted shooting.
The victims were identified Monday as 29-year-old Brian Fernandez and 30-year-old Sreylakh Ros.
Col. Oscar Perez and Major David Lapatin said Cranston police were first called to the scene on Hathaway Street around 12:05 a.m. Saturday for a report of gunfire.
Officers found Fernandez and Ros shot to death in the front seat of a parked pickup truck.
Providence police were called in after it was determined the shooting happened in their jurisdiction.
Lapatin said several shots were fired before the suspects fled, but police don’t believe it was a drive-by shooting.
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There were drugs present, according to Lapatin, but investigators aren’t sure if the shooting had anything to do with them.
Police said the two victims were from Pawtucket and had four children between them.
“That’s something that is concerning, but again, we have a lot of different organizations, different family services, and different victim advocates to ensure the family and the children receive the resources that they need,” Perez added.
Lapatin said the children are currently with one of the victim’s mothers.
Detectives are still working to gather information and Lapatin said they’re making progress in the investigation.
An 18-year-old man was also shot in the city over the weekend, according to police. The victim claims he was a passenger in a vehicle when he was shot, and it was somewhere in the north end of the city.
No word on any suspects in either incident.
Watch the full briefing below.