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Shotspotter Alert Lead Police to Damaged Property

For Immediate Release: 6/18/2020 9:58 am

On June 17, 2020 at approximately 9:25 PM Worcester police received a Shotspotter activation in the area of Illinois Street and Gates Street. Shotspotter is a gunfire detection system that alerts police of the location of an incident using sensors. Officer searched the area of University Park and located ballistic evidence. A short time later, police were notified that a residence on Southgate Street was hit by a bullet. The bullet had traveled through the first floor window. There were no injuries reported. Officers were able to gather additional evidence in the area.

The investigation continues.

If anyone has information about these incidents 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.

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