WESTERLY, R.I. (WJAR) — State police Col. James Manni said three people were shot, one fatally, at an apartment complex in Westerly on Thursday morning.
State police said the shooter remained at large.
Police did not immediately release the names of the people who were shot. At least one was taken to Rhode Island Hospital.
PROVIDENCE — Police began an investigation Thursday night after shots were fired into a Wesleyan Avenue home. Police said officers were dispatched to 101 Wesleyan Ave. at 10:49 p.m. with reports of shots fired into the home. Police said the victims included Kareem Shields, 30, Jessica Sims, 32, and Samantha Rivera, 21. According to police, Sims was in bed when multiple shots came through the walls. Sims told police that her cellphone was in her hand at the time and was shot out of her
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island police have a charged a man they say accidentally shot his 4-year-old neighbor while cleaning his shotgun.
Providence police say 22-year-old Lisandro Vicario Rodriguez was scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges of firing in a compact area, criminal negligence and assault.
Police say Rodriguez was cleaning a shotgun in his apartment at about 2 a.m. Friday when the gun went off, and the shot went through the floor into the apartment below, striking the girl in the left side of the chest while she slept.