PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A man shot in Providence early Monday morning has died from his injuries at Rhode Island Hospital.

Family and friends of Dimitri Perry gathered Thursday at the spot where the 23-year-old was shot three days prior.

According to police, Perry was shot at about 12:45 a.m. Monday on Nebraska Street. There’s no indication if he was shot from a passing car or ambushed on foot.

“The only thing we have now is we believe he was chased there in another vehicle, and got out of the car on Nebraska Street and that’s where he was shot,” Major David Lapatin of the Providence Police Department said.

Just 30 minutes later, another shooting on Canal Street claimed the life of 27-year-old Joao Dos Santos. Police said his vehicle was chased by another near the state house when it was fired upon.

Police believe the two shootings may be gang-related, but at this time police do not know if the incidents are connected.

“There’s been nothing so far to show us that there is a connection between the two,” Lapatin said.

Perry’s death is now the eighth homicide in Providence this year.

“He was taken off life support yesterday. We did expect this to be a homicide from the beginning,” Lapatin said Thursday. He said Perry’s family has been very cooperative with the investigation so far.

“A lot of families was this to end,” Lapatin said.

Perry leaves behind four brothers and two sisters. His father said he last saw his son at a family cookout on the Fourth of July. According to him, Perry’s last words to his mother were “I love you” on the phone prior to the shooting. Investigators are now focusing on that phone.

Lapatin said the rising number of homicides in the summer time is “frustrating” and that his team often knows who is involved right off the bat.

“Each time we respond to a homicide, there’s a high frustration level. Because we know that we failed with these victims — as well as the shooter,” he said. “Every time there’s an incident, we’ll look at prior incidents. And then we’ll sit down and discuss possible retaliation and where to deploy our people.”

Annie Shalvey contributed to this report.