WORCESTER, Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts State Police is investigating a double shooting at Worcester State University on Saturday.
According to Massachusetts State Police Spokesperson Dave Procopio, at approximately 2:44 a.m., the Worcester State University Police requested assistance after a double shooting in the area of a parking garage.
When officers arrived, two victims were found and were taken to UMass Medical Center. According to NBC Boston, one person was killed and one was injured in the shooting. An initial investigation indicated that an altercation led to the shooting. Neither of the victims nor the assailants are students, according to the Worcester County District Attorney.
Worcester Police have confirmed that they had someone in custody who is being charged with trespassing and possession of a firearm.
Students were asked to shelter in place, but that order has been lifted. Worcester State University announced that they will be closed due to the incident and that all University events, on and off campus, are canceled. The University posted on their website that there is no immediate threat to campus.
This shooting is being investigated by the State Police Detective Unit for Worcester County and the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office.
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