Worcester police: Girl, 17, shot, killed in supermarket parking lot

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A small makeshift memorial is placed under a sign at the entrance to the Big Y on Sunday off Mayfield Street, where a 17-year-old girl was shot to death in the supermarket's parking lot early Saturday.
A small makeshift memorial is placed under a sign at the entrance to the Big Y on Sunday off Mayfield Street, where a 17-year-old girl was shot to death in the supermarket's parking lot early Saturday.

WORCESTER — Police are investigating a fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl in a supermarket parking lot overnight.

The teen, whose identity has not been publicly released by police, was found shot in the Big Y parking lot at 100 Mayfield St. early Saturday morning, and transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead at 3:23 a.m.

According to the Worcester Police Department, offers were dispatched to the Big Y parking lot at about 2:47 a.m. for a report of a person shot.

Upon arrival, officers located a 17-year-old female gunshot victim.

Worcester police and first responders at the scene of a fatal shooting in a supermarket parking lot early Saturday morning at the Big Y on 100 Mayfield St.
Worcester police and first responders at the scene of a fatal shooting in a supermarket parking lot early Saturday morning at the Big Y on 100 Mayfield St.

Officers assisted the victim medically until an ambulance arrived and transported her to the hospital.

The Crime Scene Unit and Detective Bureau secured the crime scene and began the follow-up investigation.

The incident does not appear to be random in nature, police said, and the investigation is ongoing.

Those with information about the incident can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD with a message. An anonymous web-based message can be left at worcesterma.gov/police.

Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at 508-799-8651.

This article originally appeared on Telegram & Gazette: Worcester police: 17-year-old girl shot, killed in supermarket parking lot

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