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Shooting Victim in Springfield Not Cooperating, Police Search for Suspects

Springfield, Mass. (WGGB) — Springfield Police are investigating a shooting incident in the area of Fernwold Street in Springfield.

Lt. John Bobianski says, “Just before 5 p.m. Tuesday a man on St. James Avenue flagged down a police cruiser saying he had been shot in the back.”

The call received by police at 4:58 Tuesday afternoon was for shots fired on Fernwold Street, the 36 year-old man was found just up the road on St. James Avenue.

The victim, who was shot twice, has been taken by AMR to the hospital.  Sgt. Arpin told us, “He is in stable condition and went into the operating room.”

While authorities are still looking at the circumstances surrounding this incident, what we can say is that a number of shell casings have been found, so multiple shots were fired on Fernwold Street.

Arpin adds, “We are searching for a sky blue, 4 door vehicle that according to reports fired approximately 10 shots and then fled towards St. James Avenue.”

Prior to the shots fired, Arpin went on to say, “A male, wearing a gray hoodie, stepped from the passenger seat of a different colored vehicle and threatened someone out front. That is when the sky blue vehicle showed up.”

Police are not releasing the victim’s name and report he’s uncooperative right now. Authorities are not sure if he was the target or just an innocent by-stander.

No suspects have been arrested yet in connection with this shooting.

 

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