Crime

2 Boston men shot and killed outside Providence nightclub


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Boston men were shot and killed outside a nightclub in Providence early Saturday morning.

The men were identified by police on Monday as Mario Diaz, 27, and Kerwins Pimental, 29, WPRI-TV reported.

According to Providence police, the victims were among a group of 10 friends celebrating a birthday at Fuego Lounge when a fight broke out with another group.

At one point while they were outside the nightclub, an individual retrieved a gun from a vehicle and shot Diaz and Pimental, according to investigators.

Police said they don’t know whether the two groups knew each before the confrontation.

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The Board of Licenses voted Saturday to close Fuego Lounge pending a formal hearing this week.

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