shooting http://ripr.org en Providence Police: Overnight Shooting Could Be Gang-Related http://ripr.org/post/providence-police-overnight-shooting-could-be-gang-related <p>Providence police say they believe Tuesday night’s shooting was targeted. Five people were injured, one seriously during the overnight shooting.</p><p></p><p>Providence Police Major David Lapatin said it’s unclear exactly what happened, but there was a party and people hanging around outside in the Chad Brown neighborhood when shots were fired, possibly from a moving vehicle.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:51:21 +0000 Catherine Welch 36468 at http://ripr.org Washington D.C. Naval Yard Shooter Visited Newport http://ripr.org/post/washington-dc-naval-yard-shooter-visited-newport <p>The former Naval reservist who killed at least 12 people in Washington, DC, yesterday visited Newport in August. Aaron Alexis told Newport police that he was hearing voices.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Two officers responded to the Marriott hotel on America’s Cup Avenue for a harassment incident at about 6:30 in the morning on August 7<sup>th</sup>. According to a police report, Alexis told the officers he was a naval contractor and travels often.</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:50:54 +0000 Ian Donnis 21853 at http://ripr.org FAA Probing RI Pilot Whose Passengers Were Shooting out of Chopper http://ripr.org/post/faa-probing-ri-pilot-whose-passengers-were-shooting-out-chopper <p>The Federal Aviation Administration has some questions for a helicopter pilot who allowed some of his passengers to fire guns from the chopper Sunday.&nbsp; It happened in a rural area of Charlestown.</p><p>Late Sunday afternoon, Charlestown police received calls about men shooting handguns, shotguns and rifles from a helicopter.&nbsp; They were firing at a junked car. Charlestown Police Chief Jeffrey Allen calls it reckless behavior that frightened people on the ground.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:59:40 +0000 Flo Jonic 21750 at http://ripr.org Police Arrest Two Suspects in Murder of 12-year-old Providence Girl http://ripr.org/post/police-arrest-two-suspects-murder-12-year-old-providence-girl <p>Two suspects have been charged in the murder of a 12-year-old Providence girl. Police say 21-year-old Branden Castro and 20-year-old Ricardo Vasquez have been charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and other felony charges.</p><p>12-year-old Aynis Vargas was shot and killed at a party last month in the Hartford Avenue housing development. Three women were also injured.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:00:35 +0000 Catherine Welch 18593 at http://ripr.org Police Arrest Two Suspects in Murder of 12-year-old Providence Girl