Man shot multiple times in Providence

Providence police said a man was shot on Pembroke Avenue, early Sunday, March 19, 2017. (WJAR)

Providence police said a 20-year-old man was shot early Sunday morning.

Officers responded to 66 Pembroke Ave. at about 3:18 a.m.

Police said 20-year-old Joshua Mendez was shot inside an apartment on the second floor. Police said the victim was found about a block away from the scene.

Police said Mendez was shot in the arm and the hip and that his head was grazed by a bullet. He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital.

Police said witnesses told them they saw a man wearing a white T-shirt open fire from the back door before running away.

According to a police report, officers saw what they estimated to be about 300 people leaving the area of the the apartment.

Police are officially calling the incident a felony assault.

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