Providence police identify 19-year-old man killed in shooting


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Providence Police have identified the 19-year-old man killed in a shooting on Saturday.

Johnjairo Brito, 19, was shot multiple times in his car around 1 p.m. on Academy Avenue.

Brito was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Providence Police say the victim was most likely targeted.

This is the city’s 2nd homicide this year.

According to police, there is no suspect information at this time or any vehicle description.

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