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Police Explore Possible Gang Link In First Murder Of 2018

PROVIDENCE \x97 A man murdered in Mount Pleasant on New Year’s Day was targeted by his killer, in a crime that police say may involve local street gangs.

Cristian Pena, 23, of Providence, was inside 25 Unit St. when someone outside opened fire on the house around 8 p.m. Monday, said Detective Capt. Timothy O’Hara.

As police responded to the shooting, friends were already rushing Pena to Roger Williams Medical Center, O’Hara said. Pena was pronounced dead there, becoming the fir

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