Providence police respond to stabbing and shooting Saturday morning

providence police_182569

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence police are investigating a stabbing and a shooting, both of which occurred overnight in the capital city.

Lt. George Smith told Eyewitness News that at about 1 a.m. Saturday police officers stopped a car that was speeding on Chalkstone Avenue and discovered that one of the three occupants had been shot in the leg. That victim, a 25 year-old man, was taken to the hospital for treatment. The injury is not thought to be life-threatening.

Police determined that the shooting had actually occurred at 26 Coggeshall Street in Providence. It remains under investigation and so far no arrests have been made.

About twenty minutes later, police were called to the Shell gas station on Union Avenue for a reported stabbing. There they found a 25 year-old man who had been stabbed several times in the hands and in the buttocks. He told police that he had been attacked by several Hispanic men, but no arrests have been made in that incident, either.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

12 on 12 - Cold Case Cards: All In

More Cold Case Cards All In

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 9/23/2020: Richard Arenberg, Political Science Professor, Brown University Watson Institute

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on


More Live Cams

Community Events & Happenings

More Community

The Border Report Tour

More Border Report Tour