Providence police investigating deadly shooting


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are investigating after a man was shot and killed Saturday night.

Police were called to the 200 block of Massachusetts Avenue around 10:40 p.m. for a report of a shooting.

Investigators initially said that a 21-year-old woman was shot and taken to the hospital, but later clarified the victim to be a 21-year-old man.

A man living nearby where the shooting occurred calls the murder a senseless violence.

“I’ve lived in South Providence my whole life and this isn’t the first time I’ve experienced a drive-by close to home,” Jose Batista said. “Somebody who hasn’t even started life and that’s the most tragic outcome.”

Major David Lapatin say the victim’s name is not being released until his family is notified.

No arrests have been made and the shooting remains under investigation.

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