For Immediate Release: 1/29/2018 11:34 am
On Sunday, January 28, 2018, at approximately 5:00 AM, Worcester Police responded to the area of 477 Park Avenue for a Shotspotter activation. Responding officers were informed that the detection system captured several rounds fired.
Arriving officers discovered several bullet holes in the windows of some businesses. Police also observed that several windows to another business were smashed out and a rear door kicked in. At this time officers entered the building and searched for potential suspects or potential victims.
The building was empty.
Officers at the scene spoke with neighbors. The officers were told that two males wearing dark sweatshirts were seen running from the scene shortly after the shots were fired. Officers were also informed that one of the businesses nearby is known to host after hour parties and that someone has smashed out the windows to the establishment and kicked in the door.
Members of the Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene and collected the evidence. Investigators are working on identifying the suspects and to determine a motive.
If anyone has information about this incident they can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.