Gunshot Victim Walks into ER

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (wggb)– Police are investigating an early morning robbery gone wrong that left one man with a gunshot wound to the leg. They say it happened just before 3:30 this morning. A 26-year-old man was walking near the intersection of Pendleton Avenue and Eastern Avenue when he was approached by a man with a light complexion, wearing a white hoodie. The suspect asked him for a lighter and as he was reaching in his pocket, the suspect pulled out a silver handgun. Tthe victim says the gun went off when he tried to grab it. He then fled the scene and discovered he had sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. A family member then took him to baystate medical center.
The Springfield Detective Bureau is investigating.

  • paulb62

    Man who walks around that area at that time of the morning asking for a lighter. He probably shot himself.

  • chance68

    What happened to all the comments?

    This gunshot victim has told the worst story ever. I’m betting he shot himself accidentally and didn’t want to reveal he had an illegal weapon.