A shooting incident in Rhode Island has left many people injured and three in critical condition.
Authority says that about nine persons were injured on Thursday night in Rhode Island’s capital in what police believe is the largest shooting in the city’s history.
Of the nine, three suffered serious injuries and “maybe in critical condition,” Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh T. Clements told reporters at the scene.
Clements said multiple weapons were used and that it was a “dispute” involving two groups known to authorities. He added that the shooting began with shots coming from a vehicle, targeting a house. One or more people inside the house returned fire. The police officer described the suspects as “young men.”
The shooting took place shortly before 7 p.m. in a neighbourhood in the southeast of the city, which Clements described as a typically quiet neighbourhood.
They also revealed that the incident involved dozens of shots. Instead, you could see evidence markers showing more than a dozen shell casings scattered on the ground.
So far, the police have not made any arrests. Clements emphasized that the investigation was in its early stages. Detectives were at the hospital interviewing the victims, who are between 19 and 25 years old. No further details were released about their identities.
Clements stated that the police have gone to great lengths to get the guns off the streets and therefore called the shooting “very disappointing.” Suspects and victims “could be the same,” he said, without providing further details.
“There will be names that you might recognize; we certainly know it from police work, “Clements told reporters.
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza also addressed the media at the scene, answering questions in both English and Spanish.
“I spoke to several neighbours and they are all in shock,” he said, adding that he promised additional patrols and neighbourhood security for the next few days.
Prior to this shooting, Providence had reported 19 shooting victims and seven shooting homicide victims in 2021, Clements said.
Elorza also urged city residents to stop using firearm violence to resolve disputes and criticized the immediate availability of weapons.
“This has to end,” Elorza said. ” The young people involved, believing that the way to resolve their disputes is with a gun, I mean, that can’t be the way .”
With information from AP
See Cristiano Ronaldo Preferred Coach For Man United Job
Manchester United striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, wants Luis Enrique to take over the coaching job of Manchester United following the sacking...
This Is Worse For Me – Solskjaer Breaks Silence After Their Historic Match Against Liverpool, Says They Performed Poorly
Chelsea Vs Norwich: Why We Didn’t Stop Scoring – Tuchel
UCL: J Cole Reveals Chelsea’s Two Most Important Players
Ballon d’Or: Why Benzema Deserves The Title – Modric
Winning The Ballon d’Or Have Been One Of My Childhood Dreams – Benzema
Brazil Legend, Ronaldo Declares His Candidate For Ballon d’Or, Excludes Messi
Vusi Nova Retracts His Words, Says He Is Not Rebranding Or Changing His Stage Name
Recall that a few days ago we reported that Vusi Nova is rebranding his musical career and also changing his...
Nokwazi Reveals The Condition She Was Into When She Wrote Siyabonga Song
South African songstress, Nokwazi has disclosed the condition she was into when she wrote the viral Siyabonga song. The singer...
Khuli Chana Is Opening A New Studio, See The Interior View (Photos)
Khuli Chana is about to take his musical career to the next level as he reveals that he is opening...
Cassper Nyovest Drops 70K Pounds For A Gold Necklace Says It’s An Early Birthday Gift For Himself
South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest is living his life as he splashes a whopping 70,000 silver pounds for a gold...
Sonia Mbele Is Now A New Business Owner – See The Business She Ventured Into!
South African actress, Sonia Mbele have decided to spread her hand into multiple chains of business as she ventures into...
Keep Chasing Those Dreams & Keep Winning – Simz Ngema Applauds Self
South African actress, Simz Ngema has taken time to applaud herself with an appreciation message via her official Instagram page....
A spooky Christmas tree set up in a Canadian shopping mall sparks outrage among locals
A large Christmas tree measuring 15 meters was set up in a shopping mall in Canada. A huge face with...