Worcester police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old local man, found dead in Crompton Park, near I-290, Sunday morning.

According to Worcester Police Sergeant Kerry Hazelhurst, the body of the victim, identified as Kevin J. Shavies, was found by police around 9:05 a.m. He had been shot once in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe he was shot around 2 a.m.

Police released few other details on the killing. Shavies was the sixth homicide victim in Worcester this year.

“This investigation is ongoing as Detectives are working on establishing a motive to the killing,” Hazelhurst said. “If anyone has information about this incident they can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web base message to worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made at the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at 508-799-8651.”

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