CRIME (MARKET NEWS) : News sources have confirmed that 3 people were shot and one of them was killed in Westerly, Rhode Island, in an elderly housing complex on Cross Street, Thursday 19th December.
One victim was transported to Westerly Hospital and the shooter remains at large.
ambulances still heading towards babcock village as of a few minutes ago. two to three helicopters in the air and very heavy police and state trooper presence. did they catch this guy yet? #westerly pic.twitter.com/64AO75wlqz
— 𝕞𝕒𝕕𝕚𝕤𝕠𝕟 (@maddiminaj) December 19, 2019
The shooting prompted local authorities to take emergency measures which include the closure of nearby schools and hospitals.
Rhode Island Breaking News Source reported that at least three people were shot in Babcock Village, a retirement home on Cross Street. As of 11:30, the shooter was reportedly still at large, and the situation was still considered “active” just before 12 p.m. The Patch reported.
RI | WESTERLY |**SHOOTING**| IAO 122 CROSS STREET / BABCOCK VILLAGE (SENIOR LIVING) | MULTIPLE AGENCIES RESPONDING TO A MCI / SHOOTING IN THE AREA. AT LEAST 3 VICTIMS REPORTED, SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS ON LOCKDOWN. SHOOTER NOT IN CUSTODY ATT
— RI Breaking News Source – Automated System (@AlertsRIBNS) December 19, 2019
— ATF Boston (@ATFBoston) December 19, 2019
Parents wait at Tower Street School Community Center in Westerly to pick up their children but schools are still on #lockdown. One family tells me their young daughter is hiding in a closet in her music class along with her classmates. @ABC6 pic.twitter.com/7FEEudPOx9
— Amanda Pitts (@APittsABC6) December 19, 2019
Its not too soon to talk about the need for commonsense gun laws in #RhodeIsland. For shooting victims in #Westerly, its too late. Text READY to 64433 if you have Had It with senseless gun violence and want to do something about it by joining @MomsDemand #EndGunViolence https://t.co/AIkj67oqGE
— GPSJenn (@GPSJenn) December 19, 2019
NOW- @RIStatePolice are on scene in #Westerly for reports of an active shooter. They’ve got Babcock Village, an apartment complex, surrounded. We’re told 3 people have been shot, no word if anyone is in custody. Also seeing helicopters overhead. @NBC10 pic.twitter.com/VozPX7Mtsq
— Sam Read (@NBC10_Sam) December 19, 2019
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