Worcester police investigate downtown shooting, one hospitalized

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WORCESTER — Worcester Police Department detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the downtown area near the bus hub on June 12 at approximately 6:30 p.m.

According to officials, Worcester Police officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation report and upon arriving at the scene, they were greeted by a large crowd and a chaotic situation.

Officers were quickly directed to a male victim who had sustained gunshot wounds.

First responders provided medical aid to the injured man at the scene before he was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for further treatment.

The area was secured as officers canvassed for evidence and witnesses.

Detectives have since taken over the scene to conduct a more thorough investigation into the incident.

Authorities are urging anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.

Tips can be submitted anonymously by texting 274637 with the message “TIPWPD” followed by the information.

Those wishing to speak directly to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau can call (508) 799-8651.

As the investigation is active and ongoing, further details will be released as they become available.

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