POLICE: 9 shot in gun battle in Providence, RI

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Police say nine people were hit during a shootout in Providence late Thursday afternoon–three of them critically.

The crime scene is on Carolina Avenue in the city’s Washington Park neighborhood.

Police said in a news conference the shooting was “targeted” and between “two sets of groups they are familiar with.” Adding, “four of five” firearms were used.

It was not immediately clear if any suspects were in custody.

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