17-year-old dead after overnight shooting in Worcester

Shannon Street in Worcester, on Monday morning.
Shannon Street in Worcester, on Monday morning.

WORCESTER — A 17-year-old male was pronounced dead at a hospital after a shooting on Shannon Street, police said Monday.

Police are still investigating the shooting and are asking for help from the public of anyone who may have any information. If it is confirmed as a homicide, it would be the first in the city this year.

Officers went to Shannon Street, a dead-end street off Dorchester Street, at about 3:15 a.m. Monday in response to a ShotSpotter activation. Police found evidence that shots had been fired, but did not locate a victim.

Officers checked local hospitals for gunshot victims and located the 17 year old who was pronounced dead.

They have not yet revealed the identity of the victim.

By early afternoon Monday, Shannon Street and the surrounding Union Hill neighborhood were mostly quiet with few people around the dead-end street. Multiple numbered yellow chalk markings were present on the street near a few houses and a few parked cars.

Police did not provide further comment on the investigation or on the significance of the chalk marks.

Information about the shooting can be sent through an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD, through a call to the detective bureau at (508) 799-8651 or by sending an anonymous message on worcesterma.gov/police.

This article originally appeared on Telegram & Gazette: Shooting on Shannon Street in Worcester leaves 17-year-old dead