Police were called to the area of 64 Country Club Boulevard for a report of an assault around 6:30 p.m., authorities said.
Officers located a 37-year-old man on the ground on Vicksburg Avenue. The victim had a gunshot wound, police said.
The victim was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victims name has not been released by police.
Detectives have been working to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting, Worcester police said. At this time, investigators do not believe this to be a random act of violence.
Witnesses, who declined to give their names, said they heard one gunshot. They then spotted the victim on the ground. A trail of blood was located at the scene.
I just grabbed the kids and ran inside, one witness said. It kind of messed up our sanctuary.
Children and people were outside playing when the man was shot. People scrambled when they heard the gunshot, witnesses said.
The shooting victim was on the ground, by himself for a little bit, until people went over to help him.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police. People 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.
WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) – A shooting victim who was rushed to the hospital in Worcester on Saturday has died, police say.
Officers responding to a reported shooting around 6:30 p.m. around 64 Country Club Boulevard found a 37-year-old man on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds.
Anyone with information about this incident can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD and 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.