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Police Investigating 5 Shootings in 1 Day

Providence, Rhode Island, police said Monday that they are investigating five separate shootings that happened in a span of 24 hours

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    Police Investigating 5 Shootings in 1 Day
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    Providence, Rhode Island, police said Monday that they are investigating five separate shootings that happened in a span of 24 hours.

    As a result, police are keeping a close eye on the city to make sure the violence doesn't escalate.

    It was just before 9 p.m. Sunday, in front of 61 Pleasant St., that 24-year-old Colossian Davis was shot and wounded.

    Yari Marcano, who lives on Pleasant Street, was unnerved by the gunfire.

    "It's horrible. Now I have to be afraid I can't leave my kids outside to play. These people here, they don't bother. We're all families. We all look out for each other. We all pitch in. We do cookouts together like families. I just hope he's fine, and the person that did this gets caught," Marcano said.

    The shooting on Pleasant Street was the last of five shootings Sunday in less than 24 hours that police believe may all be related.

    Just before 2 a.m. Sunday, a man was shot outside Fete Music in Olneyville. Police said the violence stemmed from a fight inside, leading to the temporary closure of the club.

    After the Fete-related shooting, there were four more incidents of gunfire Sunday.

    2:05 a.m.: Shots were fired at 195 Pleasant St. No one was hit.

    2:46 a.m.: Two people in a car on Liege Street were shot at. A woman was hit in the leg.

    7:30 a.m.: Shots were fired on Doyle Avenue. No one was injured.

    8:50 p.m.: Davis is shot on Pleasant Street.

    "What I'm saying is all of these incidents right now appear to us to be gang-related," Maj. David Lapatin said.

    Lapatin said as a result of the increased violence, police are deploying their Violent Crime and Gang Task Force in the city.

    "They'll be patrolling, looking for anything suspicious and supplementing regular patrol units," Lapatin said.

    No arrests have been made in any of the shootings. A hearing on Fete's license is scheduled for Wednesday.
     

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