Police: Man on couch hit by shot from apartment above

By The Associated Press


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Providence police say a 20-year-old man was sitting on his couch in a South Providence apartment when he struck in the shoulder by a shot fired from the apartment above.       

Police responding early Sunday morning found the bloody victim sitting in the back seat of a car outside. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A police report said officers found a bullet hole in the ceiling above the couch at 168 Thurbers Avenue.     

They arrested 23 year old Dara Chav and 30 year old Steven In, both of Providence, in the upstairs apartment on drug charges.  

Officers said they found several jars of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a safe with almost $3,000 in cash along with papers they believed were drug sale records. Police said they also found a 12-gauge shotgun, a rifle case and ammunition.

The shooting is still under investigation.

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