Pawtucket Police investigating fatal shooting of 20-year-old

PAWTUCKET, R.I (WLNE) – Pawtucket Police are currently investigating a shooting that killed a 20-year-old on Thursday morning.

Police have identified the victim as Jontel Tavares.

Police and Fire personnel responded to the area of 151 Benefit Street for a reported shooting at 1:15 AM.

Once they arrived on the scene, they discovered Tavares inside a vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Tavares was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Police believe that the shooting was planned and not random.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide by the Major Crime Unit and BCI Divisions.

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