Man, 22, shot in head in Providence, police say

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE ) — Providence police said a man was shot in the head while sitting in a car Thursday afternoon.

The shooting happened just before 5 p.m. near the Providence Health Center on Atwood Street.

Maj. David Lapatin said the 22-year-old man was sent to the hospital with serious injuries. He was conscious and alert.

The man’s name was not immediately released.

Lapatin added that the shooter fled on foot and believes the shooting was targeted.

No further information was released.

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