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Police Respond to Multiple Shots Fired in Springfield

POLICE-SHOOTING4SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) – Two Springfield neighborhoods heard gunshots last night, resulting in two separate arrests.

Just before midnight Friday, police responded to High Street in Springfield after they were alerted to the gunfire by the Shot Spotter program.

Joseph Taschereau, of Waterbury, CT., was arrested on multiple firearms charges, including possession of a firearm without a permit, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.

Two hours later, police responded to another shots fired complaint, this time on Hampden Street.

When they arrived on scene, police saw a car speeding across a parking lot at the location. One officer had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck.

28-year-old Darrel Gibbons of Springfield was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and operating under the influence.

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