WORCESTER, MA – The Worcester Police Department Detective Unit is investigating two shootings that occurred on Halloween night.
At about 10:52 PM, Worcester Police officers were dispatched to the area of 261 Lincoln St for a report of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers spoke to witnesses and discovered that gunshots had just been heard in the area. While officers were checking the area, they were notified by a local hospital that a gunshot victim had arrived in the ER. The female victim was grazed by a bullet and suffered minor injuries. The incident is under investigation.
At about 11:30 PM, Worcester Police officers were dispatched to the area of Gates St for a report of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located a female shooting victim on the first floor of a Gates St apartment. The female had been shot while inside her residence and suffered serious injuries. She was transported to the hospital and detectives took over the investigation.
These investigations are ongoing. If you have information about either one of these incidents, please 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.