Woman shot in the head in Providence


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — An investigation is underway after a 21-year-old woman was shot late Thursday night in Providence.

Police responding to a gas station on Elmwood Avenue just before 11 p.m. found a woman in the passenger seat of a car with an apparent gunshot wound to the forehead.

The woman was conscious and alert and taken to Rhode Island Hospital. Police say she is expected to survive.

The driver, who was not injured, told police that they were driving on Elmwood Avenue when someone shot multiple times at her vehicle.

Officials say they found five bullet holes in the car.

It’s unclear at this time if there are any suspects, but police said the victim and driver of the vehicle are not cooperating with the investigation.

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