WORCESTER, Mass — Massachusetts State Police and the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office are investigating a shooting at Worcester State University that left one person dead and another injured.
Worcester State University was placed on lockdown early Saturday morning when it issued an alert at 2:49 a.m. telling everyone that a shelter-in-place is in effect for all buildings and awaiting new updates.
According to State Police, officers were called to the university to respond to a double shooting in the area of a parking lot.
Two victims were transported to UMass Medical Center, where one was pronounced dead, according to police.
The second victim underwent surgery and his condition is not known.
Preliminary investigation suggests the incident was the result of an altercation and not an active shooter incident.
Neither the victims nor the alleged attackers are Worcester State University students, the prosecutor said.
An arrest was made and the suspect is charged with trespassing and possession of a firearm.
The prosecutor’s office is asking anyone with photos or videos in the area of Wasylean Hall and Sheehan Hall to share them with Massachusetts State Police, University Police and Worcester Police.
According to the DA, the lockdown has been lifted, but there is still a heavy police presence on campus and the public is asked to avoid the area where police are working.
The investigation into the shooting is being conducted by state police and the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office.
The university canceled homecoming, family weekend and all events.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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