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Rhode Island senior housing complex shooting leaves at least 3 injured, reports say

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At least three people have been injured in a reported shooting Thursday morning at a senior housing complex in Rhode Island, according to officials.

State police told the Providence Journal and WPRI-TV that the incident happened at a housing complex for the elderly in the West, a town near the Connecticut state line.

The newspaper said that the shooter appears to still be at large, and a state police tactical team is responding. It is not clear the extent of the victims injuries.

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Reports of gunfire in the Babcock Village apartments, asked for a Western-run schools, the hospital, and at least one nearby business to be a lockdown as a precautionary measure.

At least three people have been injured in a reported shooting Thursday morning at an apartment complex in Rhode Island.
(WPRI-TV)

She tells him of Way, who works at a boat repair business, he told the newspaper, “everyone’s phones went off” about the shooting in the apartment complex next door.

“It’s a little scary knowing that the guy walking behind us,” she told the Providence Journal. “I don’t think it’s nice to be so close to something like this. We have heard about all of the schools are in lockdown. It’s not my time to die.”

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One person was taken to Rhode Island Hospital while the other victim was transported to the Westerly Hospital, WPRI reported.

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U.s. congressman David Cicilline, a Democrat who represents the area, tweeted that he was monitoring the situation.

“For the love of the victims and first responders, in my mind,” he said.

This is a further development of the story. Keep checking back for new updates.

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