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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- Police responded Wednesday evening to a shooting in the parking lot of the University Marketplace, which is known for its Whole Foods Market.

According to officers, the shooting happened on the north end of the shopping center near Petco.

They say a male was shot in the ankle and brought to Rhode Island Hospital and is believed to be okay.

Police said they believe more than one officer is involved, with one suspect fleeing on foot and another by car.

ABC 6 spoke with a woman who was with her young daughter just feet away from the shooting when it happened.

"We heard a loud bang and we thought it was cars hitting each other. We came out and there was a gentleman on the ground. There were police everywhere putting up tape. I said, 'oh, it looks like a crime scene and he said 'it is.'', said Shana Procter, of Pawtucket.

Police have not released a description of the suspects and continue to investigate.


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