Police investigate shooting in North Smithfield

Police investigate shooting in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Officers responding to 371 Mattity Road on Tuesday, April 15 found a 48-year-old woman who had suffered a single gunshot wound to the head according to a release today from the North Smithfield Police Department.

Police are releasing few details in the incident, which is still under investigation, stating only that police and fire crews responded to the residence, located off of Douglas Pike, around 6:30 p.m.

"The facts and circumstances surrounding the cause of the gun shot wound is being investigated by North Smithfield Police Detective Unit with the assistance of the attorney general's office," said Captain Tim Lafferty.

The Breeze will update this story as further information becomes available.