Man shot dead in Broad Street Laundromat

Rhode Island Police say a man was shot and killed while doing laundry at a laundromat in Broad Street.

Authorities said responding officials transported the man to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Major David Lapatin and Providence mayor Jorge Elorza said the incident might likely be a targeted attack.

Mayor Elorza said the victim’s family is outside of the country and authorities are having difficulty contacting them.

The shooting occurred Tuesday evening at about 8 p.m.

No further information has been made available.

A man shot and killed, while doing his laundry at Laundromax on Broad Street in Providence tonight…

Police say a man with a gun came into the laundromat and put a gun to the victim’s back, demanding his jewelry, then there was a fight between the two, and the gun went off…

the department posted on twitter