WOONSOCKET â€“ A second nighttime shooting in the city in two days has police beefing up patrols of local neighborhoods as a precautionary measure.
The latest incident occurred at around 11 p.m. Friday at a residential home on Sayles Street, Police Lt. Eugene Jalette said Saturday.
Officers arriving at 147 Sayles St. found a 24-year-old male sitting in the yard with a gunshot wound to the torso, Jalette said.
The man was conscious but critically hurt, Jalette said. He was taken by Woonsocket Rescue to Rhode Island Hospital where he remained in critical condition on Saturday.
WOONSOCKET â€” In a surprise move, Governor Lincoln Chafee has filed a legal brief in support of Jason Wayne Pleau's appeal to quash a court order for him to surrender on federal charges stemming from the murder of a gas station manager â€“ charges that could carry the death penalty.
WOONSOCKET â€” The four loud bangs heard just before 8 p.m. Thursday sounded like fireworks to Zuleyma Neco, 22, of 44 Florida St. But the noise actually turned out to be gunfire and Neco, in her apartment with her own small children and those of her mother, saw the aftermath of a crime when she looked out the window.
A car had backed into the side of her next-door neighborâ€™s home after its 27-year-old driver was shot twice by someone in another car.
â€śIt scared us,â€ť said Neco, who had been caring for her three children and her motherâ€™s two children.