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19-year-old shot while walking down Main St. in Springfield

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A 19-year-old male was shot in the right hip while walking down Main Street in Indian Orchard.

Police say officers responded to 1294 Worcester Street around 3:30 Sunday morning for an incident.

Officers found the suspect sitting on the porch. The victim told police that he was approached by a male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

The shooter also shot at a mini van and the driver had to flee on foot. Our Western Mass News crew on the scene observed the van with it's windows smashed with what appeared to be bullet holes.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is in good condition.

Springfield Police say the shooting appears to be drug related.

Commissioner Barbieri ordered extra patrols in Indian Orchard to stop this type of drug related shooting.

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