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WPD Investigating Early Morning Shooting Incident on Newbury Street

For Immediate Release: 12/24/2017 1:47 pm

Worcester, MA (December 24, 2017) - On Sunday, December 24, 2017, at approximately 12:04 AM, Worcester Police responded to Newbury Street for a reported shooting. Responding officer’s observed several youths fleeing as police were approaching. Officers exited their cruisers and immediately located a 16-year-old male shooting victim. The victim was suffering from a single gunshot wound to his leg.

The victim was treated at the scene by Worcester EMS and then transported to a nearby hospital.

Worcester detectives arrived at the scene and interviewed witnesses. Some investigators went to the hospital and spoke with the victim. The victim stated that he was walking on Newbury Street and was shot by someone in a passing motor vehicle. Investigators believe that the victim was being uncooperative since the information he provided conflicted with information provided by witnesses.

Investigators were told by medical personnel that the injury is non life threatening and will be released after treatment.

There is little suspect information 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.

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