For Immediate Release: 11/26/2018 1:15 pm
On Sunday, November 25, 2018, at approximately 10:00 PM, Worcester Police responded to the area of 86 Providence Street for a report of a motor vehicle that had crashed into a wall. Responding officers were told that the incident may have been the result of shots fired and that one of the occupants in the vehicle may have been shot.
First arriving officers observed a 21-year-old female operator and a 23-year-old male passenger still in the vehicle. Both occupants were suffering from injuries as a result of the crash. The officers were told that they crashed because they were being shot at by occupants in another unknown vehicle.
According to the victims, they were traveling on Pattison Street, heading towards Providence Street when an unknown vehicle pulled up behind them. One of the occupants within the unknown vehicle began to fire shots at the victims. The operator panicked and accelerated the vehicle in an effort to get away from the suspect vehicle. The operator lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a wall at the intersection of Providence Street by Patterson Street.
Both occupants were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The two had not been shot. The female suffered some broken bones while the male passenger received some cuts and a possible leg injury.
Both have non-life threatening injuries.
Officers at the scene located ballistic evidence. The victim’s car received numerous bullet holes. Officers also located a parked vehicle that was hit with a stray bullet.
WPD Crime Scene Unit arrived and processed evidence. WPD detectives arrived at the scene and conducted interviews.
The victim’s vehicle was towed from the scene and processed.
There is little information on the suspect vehicle or the occupants at this time.
This investigation is ongoing, 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.