2 people shot near park in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Two men were shot Thursday night near a park in Providence.

The shooting happened at about 7:30 p.m. on Candace and Goddard streets, next to the Candace Street Park.

Police said one person had gunshot wounds to his body and the other had a gunshot wound to his head. Both were taken to the hospital and are stable and expected to survive.

Police did not say how many shots were fired, but numerous evidence markers were spotted on scene.

Mayor Jorge Elorza said both of the victims are “very well known to police,” adding neither are cooperating with investigators.

The mayor said it is “frustrating” when people withhold information that can lead to an arrest and urging anyone with information to contact police.

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