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Police: Man shot while sitting in car in Providence

December 26, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Providence are investigating the death of a man shot while sitting in a car on a downtown street.

Police say the victim was in the passenger’s seat of a stopped car on Fountain Street when he was shot at about 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Other people in the vehicle were not hurt.

The man was driven in the car to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The victim’s identity was not immediately made public and police did not disclose what sparked the shooting.

There were no reports of arrests, but police think the shooter was on foot.


This story has been corrected to reflect that police think victim was a passenger and not in the driver’s seat.

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