For Immediate Release: 3/12/2017 10:13 pm
Worcester, MA (March 12, 2017)- On Sunday, March 12, 2017 at approximately 4:38 PM, Worcester Police responded to 13 Preston Street, basement apartment, for a report of shots fired. Upon their arrival several witnesses directed the officers to the basement apartment where they encountered a 21-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was unconscious and bleeding heavily. Worcester EMS arrived within minutes and began emergency treatment at the scene. After stabilizing the victim he was transported to a local hospital. The victim was immediately taken into emergency surgery and is currently listed in critical condition.
Officers at the scene identified several witnesses and began taking preliminary statements while awaiting the arrival of detectives.
Members of the Crime Scene Unit arrived and began to collect and process evidence.
Several witnesses were eventually transported to police headquarters for interviews and statements.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a white vehicle dropped off two suspects that were seen going to the rear of the building. Moments later witnesses heard several gunshots fired. After the shots were fired two males were seen running from the scene and enter a white vehicle. The vehicle sped off in an unknown direction. The suspects were described as one white male and one black male. There is no additional suspect information available at this time. There is also no other specific information pertaining to the suspect vehicle available at this time.
There were no other injuries reported at this time.
Investigators are currently working on identifying the suspects and to try to determine the circumstances leading up the shooting. No motive has been established 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.