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Man shot and killed in Providence during the day

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Andrea Medeiros

Providence police are investigating a murder. 46 year old Richard Arenas was shot and killed at 81 Leah St. just before noon. Investigators say he was working on a van in front of his house when someone shot him.

Witnesses say Arenas was shot in the head by a suspect who walked up to him. The shooter fled the area and police are actively canvassing the neighborhood for any suspects.

Arenas' family gathered at the house in hysterics, embracing, holding their heads in their hands and crying.  They say he was a good man with no enemies.

Investigators are not saying wether the shooting was random.

The incident marks the city's 7th homicide this year.

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