Providence police identify victim in Harris Avenue homicide

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE): Providence Police are investigating a homicide on Harris Avenue, according to Commander Thomas Verdi.

On Sunday, the Providence Police Department identified the victim as 31-year-old Joshua Costa of Lincoln, Rhode Island.

This comes after a week of gun violence in the city. Two men were shot and taken to Rhode Island Hospital on Hawkins Street on Thursday night.

Earlier in the week, police were investigating two separate shootings that took place on the same street. On Monday, a man was found shot dead in a car on Atlantic Avenue. The same night, another man was shot on Atlantic Avenue, right near the memorial of the first victim.

This is the city’s fifth homicide of the year.


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