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One man dead, another injured, in Fitchburg shootings

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.

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Investigators are trying to determine if the shootings are related.

Both remain under investigation.


Kathy McCabe of the Globe Staff contributed to this story. Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.