Springfield Police Investigating Afternoon Shooting in Mason Square

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Police are investigating the afternoon shooting of a woman in Springfield.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that just after 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, a 23-year-old woman was shot in the area of Bowles Street in the city’s Mason Square neighborhood.

The victim, who was shot once in each leg, was taken to an area hospital where she’s listed in good condition.

The shooting occurred not too far from the Rebecca Johnson School. Springfield Public Schools spokesperson Azell Cavaan says that the school was put into lockdown for about 45 minutes while police investigated the area. While nobody was allowed to enter or exit the school, Cavaan notes that classes continued as scheduled.

Delaney adds that the victim is not being cooperative with the police, and that their investigation remains active and ongoing.

“From about 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. the school was on lockdown for ruffly an hour. Because of police activity in the area. It was a safety precaution while the police were doing whatever they were doing in the area. Normally the kids get out at 3:30 p.m. School went on as normal, just no one can go in our out of the school physically.”

- Azell Murphy Cavaan

  • paulb62

    Go figure!!! Victim not cooperating. Must be gang related

  • Mick

    Is that from the school department or the reporter?