SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A deadly shooting in Springfield is under investigation.
Police said it happened early Wednesday morning in the city's South End and one person was killed.
“People got to put down the guns,” said one Springfield resident.
Gunfire erupted early Wednesday morning in Springfield. Investigators said one man died after being shot along the 300 block of Main Street in the South End around 2:30 a.m.
Western Mass News spoke with one resident who lives in the area who shared his concerns.
“It’s scary, you know. It’s happening on a regular basis, you know. It’s a shame. It’s scary ‘cause you never know when you walk out the door what’s going to happen,” that resident explained.
Authorities said while they were on their way to the scene, they saw the person who was shot being taken to the hospital in a car.
Officers then started doing what they could to help the victim before the ambulance arrived.
The man was taken to Baystate Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
“They get guns and they don’t think of the consequence after they pull that trigger. You got to think,” the Springfield resident added.
The victim’s identity has not been released.
We have reached out to the Hampden County District Attorney’s office for more information this shooting.
We will bring you more information on exactly what happened as soon as we get it.
Anyone with information is asked to call the SPD Detective Bureau at 413-787-6355.