Police investigating fatal shooting of 21-year-old man

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WPRO News and The Associated Press

A 21-year-old man was found shot to death on Monday morning inside a vehicle in Providence, police said.

Police responded to Atlantic Avenue in the city’s Elmwood section at about 2 a.m. after getting a call from a neighbor who spotted the body inside the parked car with the passenger door open, Maj. David Lapatin said at a news conference.

“The passenger door in the vehicle was open, and he was found by I believe a neighbor,” said Lapatin.

The victim was from Providence but police did not release his name.

Police think the victim was targeted and Lapatin does not think there is any danger to the community.

Investigators have some leads and are canvassing the neighborhood, but there have been no arrests, Lapatin said.

He did not disclose a possible motive.

“It’s our fourth homicide of the year. We are working it. We do have some leads and detectives have been working it since 2 AM,” he said.