Vigil held for 15-year-old shooting victim as examination continues


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI)– As Providence cops look for the individual who shot and eliminated a teenage kid, those who understood the victim collected Sunday night in his honor.

Friends and family of the 15-year-old victim lit candle lights, left messages, and consoled one another about a day after he was discovered shot in a driveway on Wallace Street.

The kid has actually not yet been determined, and cops have actually not revealed any suspects or arrests.

Cops were on scene late Saturday night into Sunday early morning as they talked to witnesses and tried to find proof. The examination appeared to focus around a particular car which cops think the victim got here in, however at this time it’s uncertain whether he resided in the location or was there for another factor.

Significant David Lapatin stated he’s positive that detectives will create some responses.

” It’s dreadful,” Lapatin stated. “However like I stated, we need to handle this now and ideally we’ll create the individual that did this.”

Previously this month, city authorities revealed that gun-related criminal activity is down in Providence, which they credited to continuous efforts to get prohibited weapons off the streets. In spite of that, Lapatin stated cops were on high alert this previous weekend.

” I believe we have actually been doing effectively with the criminal activity, we have actually kept it low,” Lapatin stated. “However as you understand, we remain in the middle of a heat wave which constantly triggers issues, and here we are this evening.”

” I’m not stating that’s what triggered this, however we’re on high alert when we get this sort of weather condition,” he included.

Anybody with info on the fatal shooting is prompted to call Providence cops at (401) 272-3121.