Worcester Gunshot Victim Doesn't Realize He's Been Shot for 36 Hours

Victim heard pop, felt pain on Sunday, but only drove to hospital on Tuesday

A 46-year-old man says he first noticed a pain in his back on Sunday night, but did not seek medical treatment for what turned out to be a gunshot wound until Tuesday morning, according to police.

Police in Worcester, Massachusetts, say they responded to a city hospital to investigate the incident and doctors informed police that the victim is in serious but stable condition.

The male victim informed police that he was walking home on Sunday night from a Thai restaurant located at 545 Southwest Cutoff when he heard a “pop,” sound and then felt a pain in his back. The victim stated that he continued walking home, ate his food, and went to sleep. When he woke up on Monday morning, the victim stated that he was in pain and found it difficult to move.

The victim informed police that he slept most of Monday and when he woke up Tuesday morning, the victim was still in pain and noticed a large amount of blood on his clothing and his bed. At this point the victim drove himself to the hospital.

Worcester police detectives went to the hospital where the victim informed them that he was unsure from which direction the shot came. Staff at the hospital confirmed that the victim was suffering from a through and through gunshot wound to the left chest area.

The police investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident can anonymously send a text 274637 TIPWD, email worcesterma.gov/police, or call (508) 799-8651.

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