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2 Arrested in Connection With Fatal Shooting Outside Store

Police confirm the suspects were arrested in Providence, but have not yet released any names

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    Police have arrested two people in connection with a shooting outside a North Providence, Rhode Island, convenience store that left a 46-year-old man dead and his adult son severely injured.

    Police confirm the suspects were arrested in Providence, but have not yet released any names. A news conference is scheduled for later in the day.

    The victims were shot near Sam's Food Store at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

    Police say 46-year-old Hernan Avila Jr. died and 23-year-old Hernan Avila III was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

    Georgette Avila says her son got into an argument with a group of men who approached him asking where to buy marijuana and her husband jumped in front of their son to shield him from the bullets.

    Police have not disclosed a motive.

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