Two clubs in Providence shut down after night of violence
Two popular Providence clubs have been shut down in response to Saturday morning shootings.
An emergency hearing of the city's licensing board was held on Saturday afternoon, where it was determined that both Snubs on North Main Street and Jovan's on Broad Street would be shut down pending a full hearing next week.
The meeting was called after shots were fired in the vicinity of both clubs. According to Providence Police Major David Lapatin the shootings do not appear to be related.
The shooting at Jovan's involved Providence Police Sergeant Curt Desautels who fired at the suspect, identified as Duvall Carty, 24, after a foot pursuit during which Desautels tried to shoot the officer. Carty was arrested and taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he was listed in serious condition.
The second shooting at Snubs on North Main Street left two people shot after multiple shots were fired outside of the building. Those two victims have been identified as Ailton Barros and Emanuel Moreira, both are 27 years old and are expected to survive.
There have been no arrests and there is no clear motive as to why they were shot except that there appeared to be some sort of disturbance. Police are also not ruling out that they could be gang related.
By NBC 10 News Saturday 1:34pm
Providence Police are investigating four overnight shootings that left multiple people injured, and at least one person in critical condition.
All of the shootings occurred early Saturday morning between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. in the areas of Broad Street, Baker Street, North Main Street, and Cypress Street.
The Broad Street shooting, which occurred just after 2 a.m., involved a member of the Providence Police Department and a male suspect that the officer was attempting to arrest. The suspect was armed while the officer was attempting to make the arrest and as a result was shot in the chest and arm. The suspect was then taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.
Around the same time another shooting had taken place on Baker Street, where an 18 year old woman was shot in the left leg and thigh. According to the woman she was driving down Baker Street when her car was hit by gunfire; the woman was hit but was able to get herself to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.
Just a half hour later around 2:30 a.m. the third and fourth shooting occurred on North Main Street and Cypress Street. Information is still being learned about these shootings where one person was shot in the arm while another shooting victim was discovered a short time later on Cypress Street. Currently we know that one of these victims is listed in critical condition while the other victims wounds are not considered to be life threatening.
NBC 10 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.