Community on edge after violence breaks out in Worcester

WORCESTER, Mass. — Two recent videos reveal the shocking moment when a large gun and knife were drawn during a disturbance between two groups of young people in Worcester.

The victim, whose name hasn’t been released, was taken to the hospital for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

“I think it’s really scary, knowing that we’re not safe wherever we go in the city here,” said Anna Zaldana.

A second video, shot on a cellphone by a passing motorist shows one man pulling a knife before the large gun is drawn.

“It looks like a serious gun, there’s plenty of fakes out there, pellet guns, that kid chasing him down like that, chances are it’s real,” said Ed Armstrong after Boston 25′s Bob Ward showed him the videos.

Two weeks ago, Ed Armstrong tells me he was stabbed in the stomach.

He tells me there has been no arrest in his case.

He is worked up about the growing violence in Worcester.

“Summer hasn’t even started yet,” Armstrong said. “The murder rate is going to go up.”

In a statement, Worcester Police say they were called to the scene Wednesday night for a disturbance between two groups of young people.

Three juveniles are under arrest and police say the investigation into the incident remains open.

In the meantime, on Main Street, people tell me the two videos has them looking over their shoulders.

“It’s unbelievable, how young people get those type of weapons on the street.” said Jamie Ventura.

“Do you feel safe talking to us right now?” I asked Anna Zaldana.“”

“No,” she answered. “At any moment, something could really happen, and your life can be gone like that.”

Police haven’t announced any arrests in the shooting.

Detectives said it appears that no one involved in this incident had any affiliation with the school.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Worcester police at 508-799-8651.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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