Police discovered a body early Tuesday morning in the area of 90 Leonard Jenard Drive in Pawtucket.
Police responding to reports of a shooting at the Galego Court apartment complex found a male lying on the ground at about 5 a.m..
Police said the man appeared to have at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he later died as a result of the injuries.
The male was identified as Ryan Almeida, 21, who had addresses in both Pawtucket and Providence.
Police said the investigation is in its early stages and is ongoing.