WORCESTER (CBS) — Police said a person was shot in broad daylight on Maxwell Street in Worcester Friday. Family members identified the victim as 19-year-old Brandon Dirsa.
According to his uncle, Dirsa was on his way to the store when he was shot in the head outside his home. Police said he was found on the front steps of a home and rushed to UMass Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.READ MORE: 2 Boston Police Officers, Child Hospitalized After Fight On School Bus
Coury Butrym, Dirsa’s uncle, said Dirsa is in stable condition.
Police were seen placing several evidence markers on Maxwell Street after blocking the road for hours. One marker was placed next to a pair of slippers and a house had multiple bullet holes.
Butrym said Dirsa was staying out of trouble. He believed the shooting was over a girl.READ MORE: Expert Brought In By I-Team Now Helping Saugus Determine Source Of Fly Infestation
A childhood friend, Blake Prentiss, who lives across the street, heard the shots and rushed to Dirsa’s side. “I came down the stairs and everybody was screaming. He was starting to go in and out consciousness,” said Prentiss.
David Kelley’s son plays basketball with Dirsa. He told WBZ-TV Dirsa’s father called to tell him the news. “I could tell in his voice something was wrong and he says, ‘Brandon got shot.’”
“This violence has to stop. It has to stop,” said Kelley. He called Dirsa a “tremendous kid.”
There is no word on any arrests yet.MORE NEWS: Boston Nightlife Venue Will Require COVID Vaccine Card Proof Or Masks Due To Delta Variant
Anyone with information is asked to send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web-based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at 508-799-8651.