Police: 2 wounded in Pawtucket shooting

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Officials say that two people are in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries a shooting Thursday night.

Pawtucket police were called to West Avenue and Sterry Street around 6:30 p.m for a reports of shots fired.

Two male victims, ages 19 and 20, suffered gunshot wounds and were transported to Miriam Hospital. According to a release, the victims are in stable condition.

Neighbors say the area is no stranger to violence.

One witness described the scene that started with a group of teens standing on the front porch of a house. “A black Maxima pulled up, started shooting, five shots, they started running, they ran around the corner, there are two sides of the house, they ran around the corner, the car came around the corner and shot two more shots,” he said.

According to the witness, when he ran up the street he found one victim shot in the leg. He used his sweatshirt to wrap the wound and called 911.

“He was in the backyard, he was crying, he was shot in his leg.”

Eyewitness News was at the scene as investigators marked the street and collected evidence.

Over the summer, in the span of a week, multiple victims were shot or stabbed near the West Avenue neighborhood.

“I can’t walk up the street with my kid knowing that I’m going to be safe. It’s getting monotonous over here. Somebody has got to do something,” one neighbor said.