Mass Shooting in Providence: 9 Shot, 3 in Critical Condition

Nine people were shot in Providence Thursday night, 3 critically, in the city’s Washington Park neighborhood in the largest mass shooting in Providence history.

The shooting started at 6:47 PM on Carolina Avenue, According to Providence Police Chief Hugh T. Clements Jr.. The incident was a drive by gang related shooting with both sides discharging weapons. Clements believed that there may have been as many as 4-5 guns involved and the age range of the victims is 19-25.

Clements said that these are groups that the Providence Police are familiar with and that this was a targeted shooting. The shootings were not random.

All 9 are currently being treated at Rhode Island Hospital.

No arrests have been made yet.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 203 mass shootings in the US so far in 2021.

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