Worcester shooting victim dies, case now ruled a homicide

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WORCESTER — The April 30 shooting on Paine Street has turned fatal after the victim succumbed to his injuries, prompting authorities to reclassify the incident as a homicide, the Worcester Police Department announced May 17.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, was discovered with a gunshot wound after officers responded to reports of a vehicle crashing into a house at 9:01 p.m. on April 30.

He had been receiving treatment at a local hospital before his death.

An update on May 9 confirmed that a 16-year-old male had been arrested on a warrant in connection with the shooting.

He faces charges of Armed Assault to Murder, Possession of a Loaded Firearm without a License to Carry, and Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card.

The Worcester Police Department’s investigation is ongoing, and they urge anyone with information to come forward.

Tips can be sent anonymously via text to 274637 with the message TIPWPD followed by the tip information or through a web-based message at worcesterma.gov/police.

The Worcester Police Detective Bureau can also be contacted directly at (508) 799-8651.

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