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77-Year-Old Man Shot In Leg After Fight With Dirt Bike Riders In Worcester

WORCESTER (CBS) - Two men in their 70's were brought to the hospital, one with a gunshot to the leg and the other after being hit in the face by a rock while fighting with a group of dirt bikers on Route 20 in Worcester Wednesday.

Cell phone video taken from a passing car shows the moment at least one dirt biker was fighting with the men. Police tell WBZ-TV they were called to 308 Southwest Cutoff at about 5:51 p.m. for a large group of dirt bikers.

Video shows the man's dirt bike get pushed to the ground. Then one of the men grabs the dirt biker and starts shoving him.

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Cell phone video shows altercation between dirt bike rider and two men on Route 20 in Worcester (WBZ-TV)

At some point during the altercation, police say a 77-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 74-year-old man also involved in the fight was hit in the face with a rock.

Then the young man hopped back on his dirt bike and drove away. Police released a photo of a man in a red shirt wanted for questioning in the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact Worcester Police.

It all happened at an intersection right near a gas station where employees witnessed the scene.

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Man wanted for questioning in shooting of 77-year-old in Worcester (Image credit Worcester PD)

"A couple of my coworkers were outside and they heard it. They thought it was a backfire from the dirt bikes and then they saw the scene in the commotion and everything and then they found out it was a gunshot and came in and told me," a gas station employee told WBZ. "The poor guy. He is 77. I don't know whose fault it was but there's no need for violence like that at all."

No arrests have been made.

A police helicopter was brought in to help with the search for suspects. The helicopter was flying around a multi-unit complex in the area of St. Nicholas Avenue, which is roughly seven miles from where the fight broke out.


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