Shooting at Apartment Complex in Westerly, Rhode Island, Leaves 3 Injured, Officials Say

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December 19, 2019US News
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Shooting at Apartment Complex in Westerly, Rhode Island, Leaves 3 Injured, Officials Say
Police officers on the scene of a reported active shooting at the Babcock Village apartments in Westerly, R.I., on Dec. 19, 2019. (Courtesy of WCVB)

Three people were injured Thursday in a shooting at an apartment complex for the elderly and disabled in Westerly, Rhode Island, a state Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman said.

Spokeswoman Kristina Murray told CNN that the shooting took place at Babcock Village apartments, a three-story affordable housing complex.

Rhode Island State Police have sent a tactical team to the scene, Murray said. Both local and state law enforcement are responding to the shooting situation, state officials told CNN.

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Police officers on the scene of a reported active shooting at the Babcock Village apartments in Westerly, R.I., on Dec. 19, 2019. (Courtesy of WCVB)

Nearby Charlestown Police Department has sent officers to assist, according to Lt. Phillip Gingerella.

Connecticut State Police are also covering the border in Connecticut and the Town of Stonington, which is next to Westerly, according to State Police spokeswoman Christine Jeltema.

Westerly Public Schools said all schools are locked down until further notice. Westerly, a beachside town in southwestern Rhode Island, has a population of about 23,000 people.

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Location of the shooting at the Babcock Village apartments in Westerly, R.I., on Dec. 19, 2019. (CNN)

Texas Shopping Mall Shooting

Four people were injured Wednesday night during a shooting outside a mall in San Antonio, Texas, authorities said.

San Antonio Police Department officials said in a statement that officers responded about 8:46 p.m. local time to the South Park Mall on the city’s south side and found four people who had suffered gunshot wounds. Two people were transported to the hospital in serious condition. Two others had non-life-threatening injuries.

Shots were fired outside of the mall, and an active shooter response was not needed, authorities said.

Witnesses reported three suspects shot the victims outside the mall, jumped in a black Dodge Charger and fled, police said.

Police did not say what led to the shooting or whether anyone was arrested.

An investigation is ongoing. No further information was immediately available.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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