Triple shooting sends three to hospital, Elorza weighs in

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Three people were taken to the hospital early on Sunday morning, following a triple shooting in Providence, according to police.

Officials said that at around 1 a.m. a 32-year-old man was standing on Manton Avenue with two women, ages 35 and 36, when someone fired multiple rounds towards the group.

Mayor Jorge Elorza called the shooting unacceptable. He told ABC6 he’ll accept help from the state, during a major crime wave within the City.

“Folks want to see more police officers,” Mayor Elorza told ABC6.

All three victims were transported to Rhode Island Hospital following the incident.

The 36-year-old woman, who was possibly grazed by a shot, has been discharged, while the 32-year-old man and 35-year-old woman remain in the hospital in stable condition.

The triple shooting comes just one day after the double homicide outside of the Fuego Lounge.

Police said that the shooting is still under investigation, they are not sure if it was targeted or random, and that no suspects have been arrested.

Governor Dan McKee weighed in on the violence, saying in a statement:

“The Governor is looking forward to speaking with the City Council after it meets next week. The Governor’s offer still stands to engage the RISP Neighborhood Response Team, as the City Council has requested. It is time that proactive measures be deployed to curb violence, deter crime, and keep city residents safe.”

Elorza said the suggestion that Providence has not been interested support form State Police ‘couldn’t be further from the truth.’

Providence City Council is set to meet Tuesday to address the violence, what resolutions have worked in the past, and strategies to get a handle on the violence.

Currently, State Police are patrolling in Providence, but the Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) has not ben activated. Once activated, it means troopers would be actively assisting Providence police in ways such as helping at crime scenes.

The NRT is more of a targeted approach and partnership with Providence police.

McKee says this partnership has not been activated or deployed yet.

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