PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- One person was shot in the leg during an exchange of gunfire in Providence overnight.
The incident occurred just before 1 a.m. near the intersection of Friendship and Richmond Streets.
After receiving a description of the suspect vehicle, Commander Thomas Oates said officers pulled over a car a few blocks away on Broad St. The seven people inside, some of them from Lynn, Massachusetts, were then taken into custody.
Oates said officers also found a .40 caliber pistol with obliterated serial numbers in the car.
While there was no shooting victim at the Providence scene, Oates said investigators received a call from police in Salem, Mass., who reported a 20-year-old man was being treated for a gunshot wound to the leg in an emergency room in Lynn.
Oates said the victim was uncooperative with police.
After being questioned by Providence investigators, some of those arrested on Broad St. were released. Oates said others were held on warrants.
He said multiple shell casings were found at the Providence scene and that those casings could be from three different guns, suggesting an exchange of gunfire took place.
Oates said charges will be filed in the overnight incident.
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