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Teenage girl shot, killed in Worcester grocery store parking lot early Saturday morning

A 17-year-old girl was killed early Saturday after being shot in the parking lot of a Worcester grocery store, police said.

Worcester police were sent to the parking lot of a Big Y grocery store at 100 Mayfield St. around 2:47 a.m. Saturday, the department wrote in a statement. When officers arrived they found the girl, whose name was not released, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Officers provided medical assistance to the girl until an ambulance arrived, police said. She was then taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The shooting does not appear to be random and remains under investigation, police said.

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The office of Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. referred requests for further information to Worcester police.


Charlie McKenna can be reached at charlie.mckenna@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @charliemckenna9.