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Police investigate fatal shooting in Providence

August 24, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting death in Providence.

Providence Police tweeted Saturday afternoon that officers are searching for a suspect responsible for a killing near the Esek Hopkins Middle School in the city’s Charles neighborhood.

Police say they are not treating it as an active shooter situation at this point and that there is no danger to the public.

Earlier they’d asked people to stay away from the area. WPRI-TV also reported a portion of Charles Street had been closed off and several officers were seen wearing tactical equipment.

No further details have been released. Police say they’re still investigating.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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