Two East Providence brothers have been charged in connection with Sunday’s shooting in Onna Moniz-John Park in East Providence.
Alexis Valdez, 18, of 85 Williams Ave., has been charged by East Providence Police with assault to commit murder. He also faces charges of conspiracy and using a firearm when committing a crime of violence.
His brother, Eric Valdez, 24, of the same address, has been charged with simple assault and conspiracy.
"At this time, a motive for the shooting and the relationship between the involved parties is still under investigation," according to East Providence Det. Lt. Michael David and Det. Capt. John Sequeira.
East Providence police arrested the two brothers early this morning, Sept. 30. They are scheduled to be arraigned in court Tuesday, Oct. 1.
The victim, 22, not identified, remains in critical but stable condition. He was shot in the chest, police said.
He was shot in the park near John Street and McCausland Avenue around 11:45 am after an altercation by a group of adults playing basketball. One gunshot was fired, police said.
The man was treated at the scene by East Providence EMTs before being transported to Rhode Island Hospital.
A neighbor first called in the altercation at the park and then called back while officers were on the way and said there might have been a gun fired.
The two brothers left the scene and were tracked down at their apartment, police said.