“He’s the last person I imagine this happening to”; Victim in fatal Providence car shooting identified
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The victim who died in Tuesday afternoon’s shooting in Providence has been identified as 19-year-old Deshaun Dure.
Police say five people were inside of a Jeep in the parking lot outside of the Rhode Island School for the Deaf when three of them were shot.
Dure died after he was taken to Rhode Island Hospital.
“He’s the last person I imagine this happening to,” said Michael Tardy, Dure’s coach.
Tardy is the director of the Rhode Island Tigers, a travel basketball team Dure played on.
“It was a coach-player relationship, but he stood out a lot more than others,” Tardy said. “A whole lot more mature, just a really good kid.”
Tardy considered himself a mentor to Dure, who recently graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in Providence.
“He was a natural-born leader, so for things like this to happen, it’s hard to imagine,” Tardy said.
According to police, Omotayo Cole Adedeji, 19, and Aaron Gomes, 20, have been identified as the two others who were shot in the car. Both are recovering from their injuries at Rhode Island Hospital, according to police.
No arrests have been made and Providence police are still investigating.
This was the city’s 14th homicide.
City Councilman David Salvatore represents the area and says he would like to see an increased police presence.
“Providence police recognize we have a gun issue on Providence streets,” Salvatore said. “We have to come up with common-sense solutions to get these guns off the streets.”
Anyone who has any information is asked to contact the Providence Police Department.