PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Authorities say three men have been wounded in a spate of shootings in Providence.

Deputy Police Chief Tomas Verdi says Wednesday’s shootings do not appear to have been related.

Police say gunfire first erupted just after 1 p.m. near a public library in the city’s south end, sending two men to the hospital. A 25-year-old victim was hospitalized in stable condition, and a 20-year-old man was treated for his injuries and released.

In a separate incident, a 25-year-old man was shot at about 6:30 p.m. Police said that victim was listed in stable condition at Rhode Island Hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.

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