Police: 15-year-old boy shot while walking in Providence

This is a photo of Florence Street in Providence. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence police said a 15-year-old boy was shot Saturday night while walking in Providence.

Lt. William Brown said just before 11 p.m., police reported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital for a report of a juvenile with a gunshot wound.

The boy told police that he was walking on Florence Street near Joslin Park when a gray Honda Accord approached him.

The victim then said that the people in the Honda pulled out a gun, shot him once in the chest, and sped off.

The boy said he flagged down an unknown person in a Kia and asked for a ride to the hospital.

The Kia driver left the hospital before police arrived.

Brown said police searched the area near Joslin Park, but found no evidence of a shooting.

According to Brown, the victim was “uncooperative” with officers and provided inconsistent information about the location of the shooting.

The victim’s parents arrived at the hospital, and Brown added that they were uncooperative as well.

Acting Police Chief Oscar Perez said the victim is stable.

No arrests have been made.

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