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Police say Worcester killing not random

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WORCESTER (AP) - Worcester police say they believe the killing of a 32-year-old man and the wounding of two women inside an apartment were not random acts of violence.

Police discovered the victims after receiving a report of a 3-month-old baby boywho was found in a car seat in a Worcester street.

When police began looking for the baby's parents, they were told to go to a nearby apartment. Police said they forced their way in after hearing sounds of a person in distress inside the apartment. They found all three victims tied up.

Police identified the male victim as Javier Maldonado.

The women's names were not released, but police say they are 36 and 18 and have life-threatening injuries.

Maldonado and the older woman were a couple. The 18-year-old woman is the mother of the baby found in the street. She is related to one of the other victims.

Police said they received a call just before midnight Saturday from a driver who reported seeing the 3-month-old boy in the road.

Police would not say how the injuries were inflicted. An autopsy on Maldonado was scheduled Monday.

Worcester police spokesman Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst said police found "evidence to support drug activity" inside the apartment.

"We do not believe this was random," Hazelhurst said.

The baby was evaluated at a nearby hospital. He was unhurt and is now in state custody.

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