Violence in Providence results in 2 shootings, 2 stabbings
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence police said they responded to two shootings and two stabbings over the weekend.
Around midnight Saturday, police responded to a report of a stabbing near Elmwood and Parkis avenues.
The victim, a man in his 20s, told police that he was in an argument with an unknown man. During the argument, the victim realized he had been stabbed in the arm.
He was then taken to Roger Williams Hospital for treatment.
A few hours later, just before 3 a.m. Saturday, police responded to Miriam Hospital for a report of a possible shooting victim.
The victim, a man in his 20s, told the police his car had been shot at.
Police said the victim’s face was scratched up because of flying glass from his windshield where the bullets struck.
The victim told police that he had gone to a party on Evergreen Street, and was shot at while sitting in his car on the corner of Camp Street.
Maj. David Lapatin confirmed that the victim had not been shot and only sustained injuries from the glass scratching his face.
Around the same time, police received a report of a stabbing in Kennedy Plaza.
The victim was a man in his 70s. He told police he was at a bus stop when he got into an argument with a couple passing by.
Police confirmed that the victim stated a man pulled out an ice pick and stabbed him in the hand before stealing his wallet.
The victim was taken to Rhode Island Hospital.
The last incident was just after 5 a.m., when police responded to a report of fired shots on Hamilton Street.
Police said the area was quiet with no witnesses when they arrived. However, they found a shell casing at the intersection of Hamilton Street and Mitchell Avenue.
Each incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Providence Police Department.