East Providence Police Investigates Shooting
East Providence, RI – The East Providence Police are actively investigating a shooting that occurred at the Hull Street playground. Officers responded to the playground just after 1:00 pm on Tuesday afternoon following a report of shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and located a bullet casing in the parking lot. A short time later, investigators were advised that Providence Police were on Benefit Street in their city with a male suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg.
That male was transported to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment and is listed in stable condition. Officers believe that the injured party is the same individual involved in the East Providence incident. At this time, there is no threat to the public.
Detectives are investigating the shooting. The victim’s identity is not being released at this time.
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