1 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured in Worcester Double Shooting

Worcester police are searching for the suspect

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a double shooting early Sunday morning in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Police responded to Sturgis Street for a report of shots fired at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Upon arrival, officers observed several people in the roadway and found a 28-year-old man on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound.

The man was treated at the scene and taken to a nearby hospital where he is in serious condition.

When police began interviewing witnesses at the scene, they realized another man had been shot in the incident and was taken to an emergency room of a local hospital by his family.

The 23-year-old had then been immediately transported to another hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead Sunday morning.

There is limited information on the suspect at this time, but police say there are reports that a man came from the side of one of the homes in the area, fired several shots and then took off. There is no word on motive at this time.

With the suspect on the loose, neighbors are on edge.

"Well I was really surprised that it was two houses away from us like if it was something random then it could have been hey they decided to go two houses down the street and it could have been us," Marissa Sidlow said.

The victims' identites have not been released.

When the gunfire erupted overnight, three parked cars were also hit with stray bullets.

Worcester Police and members of the Crime Scene Unit are investigating the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call 508-799-8651, send an anonymous text to 274637 (TIPWPD) or send an anonymous message at the city's website.

This is the second homicide in Worcester this year, authorities said.

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