PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — One person was killed and two others were hurt when multiple bullets were fired at a vehicle near a school in Providence, police said.
Five men were sitting in the SUV when it was struck by gunfire at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Maj. David Lapatin said. The shooting occurred in the parking lot for the Rhode Island School for the Deaf.
One of the occupants who was not injured drove the bullet-riddled vehicle to the hospital, police said.
One of the injured died at the hospital at about 11:30 p.m., Lapatin said. The other two remain hospitalized but are expected to survive, authorities said.
City Councilor David Salvatore, who represents the neighborhood, called the shooting “alarming” and “senseless” in a statement and called for increased police patrols in the area.
He also noted that the shooting not only occured near a school, but near a park and housing complex for people with disabilities.
“Had today been a warm and sunny day, this could have impacted children in the park and residents enjoying the fall weather,” he said.