Police: Gunshot victim found on Allen St. in Springfield has died
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - A man who was shot in Springfield New Year’s Day on Allen Street in Springfield has died from his injuries, police confirm.
The shooting happened Sunday evening.
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According to the Springfield Police Department their ‘ShotSpotter’ system activated at approximately 7:05 p.m. in the vicinity of the 200 block of Allen Street, near the Wave Gas Station.
Springfield Public Information Officer Ryan Walsh tweeted more details about the scene when officers arrived, saying in part, quote:
“Officers located an adult male gunshot victim who was transported to Baystate and later succumbed to his injuries. The other person involved remained on the scene. The two parties knew each other. Officers recovered two firearms. No arrests have been made at this time.”
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno told Western Mass News that he has been briefed with the details of the shooting. He sends his condolences to the families involved and hopes the investigation will unveil more information.
“It’s unfortunate this occurred. My sympathy, thoughts, and prayers go out to the affected families,” he said. “I have full confidence in the police department that they will be able to move forward to delineate what occurred here and what did not happen here.”
In another tweet, Walsh said in part, quote:
“This is an ongoing investigation conducted by the Springfield Police Homicide Unit under the direction of Captain Trent Duda in conjunction with the Hampden District Attorney’s Office.”
Police have not revealed any more information about this case at this time, including the identity of the victim.
The Hampden District Attorney’s Office and the Springfield Police Department continue to investigate.
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