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Holyoke Police Investigating Shooting of Father and Young Son

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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — Police are investigating a shooting for a man and his 5-year-old Wednesday in the Paper City.

Holyoke Police Lt. Matthew Moriarty says that officers were called to the area of Lyman Street and North Summer Street around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of shots fired.

It was around the same time a daycare was letting out of its morning session, and feet from a playground.

When officers arrived, they found two victims: a 5-year-old boy, who was shot in the knee, and a 26-year-old man.

Both are suffering from what Moriarty describes as non-life threatening injuries at an area hospital.

The victim’s identities have not been released.

The shooting remains under investigation and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Holyoke Police Department at (413) 536-6431 or you can ‘Text-A-Tip’ to CRIMES (274637). In the message, type SOLVE and your tip.


  • The truth

    Hope they recover quickly!

  • robn

    When they catch him they should send him away and keep him there.