Six people were killed or injured in two seperate incidents in Warren and Providence in less than a week.
This brings the total of non-suicide gun deaths in Rhode Island to twenty-seven, just shy of the 2020 total of twenty-eight.
15 RI Municipalities with Gun Incidents in 2021
We have had forty-four incidents of gun injuries this year vs. twenty-four at this point in 2020; there were a total of fifty-five media reports of gun injuries in 2020.
A total of seventy-six gun incidents in Rhode Island have been reported in the media from January through September 7, 2021 (includes non-suicide gun deaths, injuries, and incidents with no casualties):
- East Providence
- North Kingstown
- North Providence
- West Greenwich
- West Warwick
This statewide surge, following the 111% increase in Rhode Island FBI NICS background checks in 2020, backs up multiple studies that document more guns make our communities LESS SAFE.