PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence police are investigating after a car crash led to two men being shot.
Police confirm two young men were shot following the crash at the corner of Manton Avenue and Dearborn Street in the city’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood. Police said both victims were in stable condition at Rhode Island Hospital as of Sunday night.
Providence police say the crash happened around 5 p.m. The two drivers were exchanging information at the scene of the car crash when a third, gold-colored vehicle drove by and someone in the car began shooting. Two men in one of the vehicles involved in the crash began returning gunfire. Police said at that time, one of them was shot and seriously injured. That victim drove himself to Rhode Island Hospital.
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Police say they found a second male victim who had been in the gold-colored vehicle on Bodell Avenue. He was later taken to Rhode Island Hospital.
Neither of the victims sustained life-threatening injuries.
Police are still investigating, but believe the motive for the shooting may have been gang-related.