PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence man has died after he was shot Monday night in the city’s Chad Brown neighborhood, police confirm.
Providence police identified the victim Tuesday as Mackenzie Irons, 34.
The shooting took place just before 9 p.m. near the corner of Donelson and June Streets, not far from the Cianci Head Start School.
Police described the scene as chaotic upon arrival, saying they had to weave through 50 to 70 people in order to get to Irons.
No one is in custody at this time. Providence Police Maj. David Lapatin said investigators are working to narrow in on a suspect or suspects.
“So right now we have a homicide,” Lapatin said. “We’re collecting evidence, looking for witnesses, and it’s still very early.”
Police initially reported the victim’s age as 32. This story has been updated to show his correct age of 34, as confirmed by Lapatin.