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Springfield Man Killed After Being Shot on Eastern Avenue

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Police are investigating an early evening shooting in Springfield Friday that killed a 19 year-old Springfield man .

Springfield Police Capt. William Collins says that around 5:45 p.m., a shooting was reported at 176 Eastern Avenue.

People nearby got the victim into a personal car and began their way to the hospital.

Collins adds that the ambulance, which was responding to Eastern Avenue, was flagged down by those in car near State and Katherine Streets.

The victim was transferred to the ambulance and taken to Baystate Medical Center. Police say he died from injuries he suffered in the shooting.

Collins says they are not releasing the man’s name at this time as they need to notify his family first.

Police are investigating this incident as a homicide. There is no word yet though on if anyone saw the shooter.

Friday’s death marks Springfield’s tenth homicide of 2012.

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