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