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Police: Man dead, woman injured in attempted murder-suicide

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Providence police said Thursday that a shooting that left one man dead and a woman injured appears to be an attempted murder-suicide.

Police were called to 47 Dora St. at about 11:20 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a disturbance. Officers heard arguing and then gunfire from the second floor.

"It sounded like fireworks. Apparently, it was gunshots. I didn't know," neighbor Claude Guindon said.

Providence police said 27-year-old Amos Labrador shot the woman he was living with in the upper torso before taking his own life.

Police said 30-year-old Jacqueline Aquil answered the door covered in blood and said the man inside had a gun. She was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital. Police said Aquil's injuries were not life-threatening.

Police found Labrador dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was removed by the medical examiner's office in a body bag.

Neighbors said, unfortunately, they're not surprised by the violence. They said they're used to seeing incidents like this in the area.

"There was a shooting on Cranston Street. Actually, a young man I know was killed," neighbor Rhonda McClain said. "People need to change the way they look at things. The lack of respect for human life is sad."

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