Providence police investigating 2 early morning shootings

Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are investigating two shootings that happened early Sunday morning.

According to a report, around 1:30 a.m., police were called to the Sports Tap on Harris Avenue for a report of a person who was shot.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a 43-year-old man that had been shot four times.

While first responders tended to the victim, he told police that he and a cousin where about to leave the bar when an unidentified man started shooting.

The victim was unable to provide a description of the suspect or which direction they went, police said.

The victim was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where at last check he was listed in stable condition.

Detectives obtained surveillance video from the bar that showed the suspect as being a Black male wearing a gray/white sweatshirt with the hood up, black pants and white shoes.

At an emergency Providence Board of Licenses hearing on Sunday morning, they voted to keep the bar closed until they can further discuss the incident Monday morning.

About an hour later, police were called to a shots-fired incident on Berkshire Street where bullets entered a residence.

A 6-month-old baby “was within several feet of the path of the bullet” when it entered the home, according to Commander Thomas Verdi. No injuries were reported.

Police found six spent casings across the street on the front lawn of unit across the street on Berkshire, which is part of the Chad Brown Housing Project.

Police are continuing to investigate both shootings.

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