A 23-year-old man was shot and killed in Fitchburg Thursday night and another man was injured in a separate shooting less than 30 minutes later, Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early said.
The vicitm, who lived in Fitchburg, was shot at about 9 p.m. near 30 Blossom St. He was taken by ambulance to UMass Leominster Hospital where he was pronounced dead, Early said in a statement Friday.
The state medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The shooting “does not appear to be a random act,” the statement said.
The second shooting took place about 25 minutes later near 48 Goddard St. Several shots were fired at a car and a man sitting inside was shot. He suffered a “minor injury,” the release said.
Investigators are trying to determine if the shootings are related.
Both remain under investigation.