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Police: Double shooting in Providence gang related

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PROVIDENCE - Two men have been shot on the front steps of a home in Providence.

Police said the men were sitting in front of the home on Point Street just before 9 p.m. Wednesday night when they were hit by gunfire. Providence Police Maj. David Lapatin told NBC10 that the shooting was gang related.

Both men suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were rushed to a local hospital. Their conditions were not available Thursday morning.

Police say they believe the victims, who are in their 20s, knew the shooters, were shot four or five times. They were taken to Rhode Island Hospital with injuries to the chest and legs.

There is no word on a motive.

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