3 injured in home invasion shooting in Woonsocket
WOONSOCKET, R.I. —
Police said two people were shot and a third was injured during an early-morning home invasion in Woonsocket.
It happened around 2:15 a.m. Thursday.
Police said two men broke into 67 West Park Place, a multi-level home, and fired multiple gunshots from a sawed-off shotgun.
Police said an officer caught 21-year-old David Bunnell, of Franklin, Mass. leaving the building with the shotgun along with 27-year-old Tyrone Seams, of Woonsocket. They are being held on assault charges.
The two people with multiple gunshot wounds were taken to Rhode Island Hospital. Police said one of those shot was a suspect, identified as 21-year-old Keinan McKenna. The other was a visitor to the apartment.
Police did not say how the third person was injured, but said it was a tenant.
Capt. Edward Lee of the Woonsocket Police Department called the incident a glimpse into the violent drug world.
"This is what happens," he said.
Neighbors said the activity is typical for Woonsocket.
"It seems to go in phases. You'll go through a quiet phase and then you'll have something like this. Unfortunately people say, 'It's Woonsocket,'" Chris Burda said.
"Every night we hear something, whether it's yelling, gunshots, fireworks or something," Katie Pelletier said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.