PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — One of the victims shot in Providence’s Olneyville section early Monday morning has died, city police have confirmed.
Police said two people were shot while sitting in a car in a parking lot on Hartford Avenue around 1 a.m. Monday.
Maj. David Lapatin confirmed the passenger in the vehicle – Raheem Alves, 24, of Central Falls – was killed. The driver – identified as Dillon Dosantos, 25, of Providence – suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
“The driver was struck, injured, but he will survive,” Lapatin said.
According to Lapatin, both men had left Club Passion and were parked in the lot next door. He said the car had dozens of bullet holes.
“Their vehicle was parked in the parking lot of the Burger King which was next door to the club,” he said. “They walked to their car, they got into their car and at that point someone opened fire.”
Lapatin said officers working inside the club heard the shots and responded first.
“By the time they got over to the scene, the assailants were gone,” he said.
A similar incident happened back in September. Police inside the club heard shots and responded to the Burger King parking lot where they found two victims. One had a gunshot wound, the other had been stabbed. Both victims survived the attack.
In both incidents, police said the victims had just come from the club around the corner but no incident inside the club was ever reported in September. Police said they were also not aware of any incident inside the club Sunday night.
So far no arrests have been made in this latest shooting but detectives are continuing to investigate the case. They returned to the scene Monday afternoon.
Police believe the men were targeted.