Pawtucket police increase patrols after 3 shot, hospitalized


PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) –Pawtucket police said people were taken to the hospital after a shooting Friday night.

Officers were called to Coleman Street a report of shots fired Friday evening.

When officers got to the scene, they found three victims who were involved in the incident. Police said none of the victims’ injuries were life threatening and they were all taken to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment.

Investigators said they believe the shooting was targeted. They said two of the three victims are known to Pawtucket police and surrounding departments for being involved in violent activities in the past.

Police noted there are no cooperative witnesses.

In response to the shooting, police said there will be additional increased patrols and asked anyone with information on the incident to contact Detective Michael Dolan at (401) 727-9100 ext. 737 or

“We are asking for the cooperation of anyone involved in this incident,” said Public Safety Director and Chief Tina Goncalves in a release.

“Pawtucket Police will be increasing our presence across the City and ask anyone with information to contact us. We will continue our work with the Nonviolence Institute and our Constituent Liaison Kassandra Florez on this matter.”

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