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UPDATE: Two arrested in East Providence playground shooting

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Two brothers have been arrested in connection with an East Providence shooting at the city's Onna W. Moniz-John Playground between Central Avenue and McCausland Avenue.

Officials confirm that 18-year old Alexis Valdez and 24-year old Eric Valdez were arrested after the East Providence police department conducted a search warrant on 85 Williams Ave.

The incident happened on Sunday around 11:45 a.m. Police say a 22-year old male was struck by gunfire in the chest. That individual was transported to Rhode Island hospital where he is currently listed in critical but stable condition.

"The quick arrests in this a direct result of Police Officers being familiar with the community in which they work and inter agency cooperation," Det. Lt. Michael David of the East Providence Police.

Alexis Valdez will be arraigned on the following charges:

Assault with Intent to Commit Murder


Using a Firearm when Committing a Crime of Violence

Eric Valdez will be arraigned the following charges:

Simple Assault


The brothers arrested will appear in court Tuesday morning to answer to the charges.

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