For Immediate Release: 5/8/2017 4:01 pm
Worcester, MA (May 6, 2017) - On 5/6/17 at about 5 PM, police were dispatched to the area of Bay State Rd for a report of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located an eighteen-year old male and a nineteen-year old female. They both said they were riding on their scooter together on Beverly Rd when a blue Mazda SUV pulled in front of them in traffic. An unknown male exited the Mazda and struck the male victim with a baseball bat. As the victims tried to drive away, they heard several gunshots, with one round striking the female victim in the leg. The bullet grazed her leg and she suffered minor injuries.
The female victim was treated by paramedics but refused to go to the hospital.
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.