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Authorities say a Providence man has pleaded guilty to a gang-related shooting outside of a city nightclub.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced Monday that 24-year-old Denzel Barboza pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a pistol without a license and related crimes.

Prosecutors say Barboza is a member of the Harriet Street, or H-Block, street gang.

They say Barboza and co-defendant Raymond Figueroa argued with rival gang member Angel Toj moments before Barboza shot Toj in the head Dec. 12 outside the Roxy nightclub. Figueroa is accused of providing Barboza with the gun.

Toj survived but lost vision in his right eye.

Figueroa is charged with possession of a firearm. He's being held on bail. His attorney declined to comment.

Barboza's sentencing is scheduled for May 26.




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