3 people shot in separate incidents in Providence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence police said three people were shot in separate incidents overnight.
Officers were called to Rhode Island Hospital just before 11 p.m. for a report of a shooting victim.
The 43-year-old victim told police that while he was walking on Courtland Street, near the Federal Hill House Association, he heard a gunshot and felt a sudden pain in his leg.
The victim said he believed he was shot by a passing motorcyclist who he described as a Black man wearing a black mask.
He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital. Police searched the location and were not able to find a scene.
Just minutes later, police were called to Rhode Island Hospital for another report of a shooting victim.
Officers met with the person who said he was shot in the back by an unknown person while in the area of Broad and Sassafras streets.
Detectives investigated and were not able to find a scene.
The third shooting incident happened just after 1 a.m. on Veazie Street. There, police found a 37-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds outside of McCormack’s Pub.
According to police, when officers tried to get a description of the shooter, a large crowd became “unruly and aggressive towards police.”
Police said they learned the shooting stemmed from a verbal argument outside of the pub, between the victim and an unknown man. Officers found 10 shell casings at the scene.
The victim was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where investigators said he went through surgery and is in critical condition.
At this time, police said no arrests have been made in connection to any of the three shootings. The victims’ names were not immediately released.