Ghanaian woman 41, shot dead in Worcester, USA

The police have confirmed the death of a Ghanaian woman, 41, Felicia Obeng who was shot dead by unidentified persons on Cambridge Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Worcester police officers responded to the area of Cambridge Street at approximately 7:05 p.m. Saturday after a report of a ShotSpotter activation, according to a statement posted on the department’s Facebook page. Police received a call while the officers were on the way reporting a gunshot victim at the location.

Upon their arrival, officers found a 41-year-old woman suffering from gunshot wounds. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance, where she was pronounced dead.

A second woman and gunshot victim was found on the scene with less serious wounds and brought to the hospital for treatment.

Grace Asare, Obeng’s sister-in-law, told Boston 25 on Sunday, “the mother and my sister-in-law were shot here, so the mother is at the hospital right now.”

Obeng was originally from Ghana and leaves behind two sons, aged nine and four, Boston 25 reported.

Both victims were active in the West African business community, WCVB reported.

As of Monday afternoon, Worcester police had not released the identities of the victims.

Obeng’s Facebook page filled with condolences following the shooting.

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