Two people killed in early Saturday shooting in Providence

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Providence Police disclosed two men have been killed in an early morning Saturday shooting.

Officials responded to the O’Connell Street, on a shots fired call at about b2 a.m. Saturday. On arrival, a 25-year-old male was found with gunshot wounds, he was transported to the hospital where he later died, according to reports.

Authorities states, about 20minutes later, a 23-year-old man was shot at a gas station on Branch Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials are not convinced the shootings are related.

Police Major David Lapatin said, the shootings were the 17th and 18th homicides of the years in Providence.