1 dead, 3 injured following shooting on Morgan Street in Springfield

One person has died and several others were injured following a Springfield shooting.
Published: Nov. 14, 2023 at 7:01 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2023 at 3:07 PM EST
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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – Springfield Police releasing new details on Tuesday night’s shooting on Morgan Street.

This latest shooting is now adding to a record number of homicides for the year in springfield.

State leaders are weighing in on the issue telling Western Mass News efforts are underway to try and stop the cycle of gun violence in the city.

Tuesday’s deadly shooting on Morgan Street in Springfield leaving 1 dead and 3 more injured now adds to an upsetting statistic, a growing record of 28 homicides in 2023.

Two of the gunshot victims were discovered inside a box truck, a third was found outside the truck, and a fourth was later identified when he walked into Baystate Medical Center for treatment.

Brandon Stanton who lives near the shooting scene tells us it raises concerns in the community.

“It doesn’t happen very often but I’ve heard gunshots in the neighborhood before but it’s not an everyday thing though,” said Stanton.

We’re getting answers from state representative Carlos Gonzalez on what Springfield is doing to stop the string of gun violence.

He tells us there is a community police presence in the Morgan Street area. But more programs aimed at cracking down on gang violence and drugs are other potential avenues.

“We’ve also been active in bringing in over $25 million dollars for youth and gang activity in the city of Springfield through the SSYI program and the Shannon grant we also have ROCA who’s working out there on a daily basis,” said Gonzalez.

Gonzalez also proposes a more boots-on-the-ground approach to keeping the city’s youth and adults from committing crimes.

“More visibility and particularly in high crime areas and that’s one of the solutions that we can use and continue to use to curtail the prevalence of crime in the City of Springfield,” said Gonzalez.

At this time the Hampden District Attorney’s Office is leading the Morgan Street shooting investigation.