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Worcester Fight Victim Actually Died Of A Gunshot Wound

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Several police officers responded to a deadly fight in Worcester on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Stephen Walsh)

Several police officers responded to a deadly fight in Worcester on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Stephen Walsh)

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WORCESTER (CBS) – A bullet is to blame for the death of a man police originally thought had died of a pre-existing medical condition.

A large brawl broke out on Wednesday outside City Hall in Worcester.

When police arrived, they found the victim, 20-year-old Javier Santiago lying on the ground unconscious, but still breathing.

He was given CPR and rushed to the hospital where he died.

WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton reports

Originally, investigators said Santiago had not been shot.

But, an autopsy later found the young man actually died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Police say they are still looking for the shooter.

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