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Springfield police investigating fatal Mason Square shooting

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Police are investigating the city's ninth homicide of the year and second in the last two days.

Police told CBS 3 that they responded to a shot-spotter activation near the DeBerry Elementary School just after 5 p.m. on Saturday.

When they arrived, police said they found the victim, 26-year-old Lamar Kelly of Springfield, suffering from a single gunshot wound.

They said Kelly was rushed to a local hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived.

Police said detectives processing the scene found a large bag of white powder on Kelly.

They believe it is cocaine.

Investigators said this was not a random shooting and it appears to be drug or gang related

Police said they have no description of a suspect at this time, but they are searching for a small gray Honda that was seen speeding away from the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department's detective bureau at 413-787-6355.

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