Tag Archives: Rhode Island

VIDEO: Multiple shot as least 1 dead in Westerly, Rhode Island, Gunman on the loose, active SWAT – WATCH

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.

Source: State police confirm 1 dead in Westerly shooting; Suspect at large

Cellphone shot out of woman’s hand as she’s in bed at her home in Rhode Island

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

Source: Woman tells Providence police cellphone was shot out of her hand while she was in bed

WATCH: Man Shoots 4-year-old Girl’s Chest Through Floor While Cleaning His Shotgun at 2 A.M

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.

Source: Police: 4-year-old girl shot by neighbor cleaning gun