Two arrested in Springfield on gun charges.

(courtesy Springfield Police Department)

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Police arrested two people on gun charges in the area of Sumner Avenue Saturday night.

Springfield Police Department spokesperson Ryan Walsh tells us that, around 8:15 p.m., detectives, involved in an unrelated investigation, witnessed a drug transaction take place in a vehicle inside a parking lot on the 600 block of Sumner Avenue.

Walsh says that one of the suspects, later identified as 30-year-old Holyoke resident Isaias Santiago, attempted to flee the vehicle, but was quickly detained by detectives.

Police recovered $133 in cash from Santaigo and a firearm from the driver of the vehicle, who was later identified as 30-year-old Palmer resident Samuel Sevilla.

Both men were then placed under arrest, and are being charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a license.

Santiago was also charged with improper sale of a firearm.

Both are expected to appear in court sometime later this week for their arraignment.

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