Providence police investigating deadly Saturday morning shooting


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Saturday morning.

Around 9 a.m., police were called to the 300 block of Broad Street for a report of a person shot.

According to Major David Lapatin, when officers arrived, they found a man inside a Roque’s Cafe and Restaurant suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Lapatin is holding a briefing at 11 a.m., you can watch it live right here on or in the app.

Lapatin said the victim, only being identified as a 38-year-old man, was taken to the hospital and was later pronounced deceased.

On Saturday night, family and friends of the victim came together around a makeshift memorial outside Roque’s to remember the young life taken by gun violence.

Mayor Jorge Elorza responded to this latest round of violence in the capital city saying, “My heart goes out to the families of the two individuals impacted by these acts of senseless violence in the last 24 hours. I commend the Providence Police who are working to identify and hold those responsible for these incidents accountable.”

Right now, police are still investigating the shooting and no suspects have been taken into custody at this time.

Lapatin said this is the city’s 19th homicide this year.

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