Police: Man killed, mom injured in North Providence shooting

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are investigating after one person was shot and killed early Monday morning.

Richard Catalano, 26, was shot and killed by a single gunshot wound during a possible home invasion, police confirm. A second person, the victim’s mother, was also shot during the incident but is expected to survive.

A person of interest was taken into custody, police said.

Eyewitness News was on scene overnight as police put up a perimeter around a white house on Eliot Avenue. Crime scene tape stretched across two vehicles parked in front of the house and police were seen taking photographs of evidence. The front door to the home was also wide open while police and investigators gathered on the front porch.

Police are continuing to investigate and process crime scene evidence. Officials told Eyewitness News that they do not believe there is any risk to the public.

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