Providence Police - Fire Investigate Separate Weekend Deaths

One person is dead after a weekend house fire in Providence and another died in a shooting, the first homicide in the capital city in 2022. 

Firefighters arrived at the Hillcrest Village Apartments on Leander Street overnight Sunday and found a resident unresponsive. 

The male victim, in his sixties, reportedly died from smoke inhalation. 

Also overnight Sunday, a fatal shooting took place in the area of Elmwood and Potters Avenue. No names have been released.

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