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Worcester police on Harding St. shooting: Males ‘hanging out’ of vehicles firing at each other

July 21, 2015

Shotspotter alerted officers to gunfire

WORCESTER – As city officials have already expressed concerns about the gunfire being exchanged in the city this year, more bullets flew on neighborhood streets Monday as two people in cars fired shots at one another.

Police were called to the Water Street area around 5:45 p.m. Monday after the gunshot-detection system called Shotspotter alerted officers to gunfire. Officers found several shell casings on Harding Street just short of Pond Street, Worcester Police said.

"According to witnesses, there was an exchange of gunfire between two dark colored motor vehicles," police said. "The vehicles were both traveling south on Harding Street. Police were informed that males from both vehicles were leaning or hanging out of the passenger side windows firing at one another. Both vehicles were heading toward Kelley Square when the shots rang out."

There were no reported injuries in the gunfire, according to police. Local hospitals did not report having any enter emergency rooms with gunshot wounds.

Police canvassed the area to check for security cameras at area businesses in order to catch video of the incident.

Investigators were able to identify one of the vehicles involved and found it had recent damage. Police did not disclose where the vehicle was located. It was towed to the police headquarters.

"Investigators are working on the identities of those involved in the exchange of gunfire," police said. "A motive has yet to be established. Police believe that the parties are known to each other."

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