1 killed, several others injured in violent weekend


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A woman was killed and several other people were injured during a violent weekend in Providence, police said.

A 24-year-old woman was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on Olney Street at about 3:30 a.m, Maj. David Lapatin said. Her name was not made public.

The victim was outside her vehicle across from the University Heights Apartment complex. Lapatin said it does not appear the victim was the intended target.

The victim was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where she was pronounced dead. It was the city’s 13th homicide of the year.

Five people including a juvenile were injured in another shooting outside a vacant shopping center near Alvarez High School around 4:30 a.m. Sunday police Cmdr. Thomas Verdi said.

Several people were stabbed in unrelated altercations, and all are expected to survive.

No arrests have been announced.


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