By DANIEL KITTREDGE Police continue to investigate a shooting incident that occurred in the area of Broad and Narragansett streets last week. According to a statement from Chief of Police Col. Michael Winquist, police were notified of the shooting just
Police continue to investigate a shooting incident that occurred in the area of Broad and Narragansett streets last week.
According to a statement from Chief of Police Col. Michael Winquist, police were notified of the shooting just before 8 p.m. on Aug. 4.
Officers arriving at the scene found broken glass and multiple shell casings between Narragansett Street and Bay View Avenue, according to the statement.
Witnesses told police that at approximately 7:40 p.m. that night, a suspect – described as a Black male approximately 20 years of age, weighing between 160 and 180 pounds with dreadlocks – was standing at the Broad and Narragansett intersection when he raised a handgun and fired several shots into a black or gray sedan, possibly a Chevrolet, that was traveling north on Broad Street.
The suspect ran toward the vehicle as he fired, witnesses told police, which Winquist has led investigators to “believe this was not a random act of violence.” The vehicle was struck at least once and its rear window may have been shattered.
The suspect was then seen running down Narragansett Street and entering a black vehicle believed to be either a Nissan Altima or a Nissan Maxima. The vehicle – a security camera photo of which has been circulated by police – then left the area heading east.
It was not immediately clear whether anyone was injured in the incident, and no reports of gunshot victims were reported at local hospitals.
On Tuesday morning, Maj. Todd Patalano said Cranston Police are working with Providence Police to identify the vehicle in which the suspect fled the scene. No victims have been identified, he said.
“We did see some physical evidence at the scene that should help determine a suspect or suspects at some point,” he said.
Anyone with information regarding the incident or the suspect vehicle is asked to contact Detective Robert Tortorella at 477- 5041 or submit an anonymous tip via the department’s website.
Patalano on Tuesday also said Cranston Police were the initial responders to the scene of a Monday incident just over the line in Providence that is now being investigated as homicide.
In that incident, a man was found lying outside a home on Wheeler Avenue near its intersection with F.C. Greene Memorial Boulevard, which encircles Roger Williams Park. The man, who had not been identified as of Tuesday morning, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Patalano said responding personnel immediately contacted Providence Police after determining the incident had occurred in that city. He was Cranston officials assisted in the transportation of the man to the hospital.
“We are not involved in that case at this time,” he said.