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Victim Identified in Deadly Indian Orchard Shooting

INDIAN ORCHARD SHOOTINGINDIAN ORCHARD (WGGB) — Police have identified the man killed in yesterday’s deadly shooting on Montcalm St. in Indian Orchard.

Springfield Police say 38-year-old John K. White of Lyons Street in Springfield was shot and taken to the hospital just after 5:30 Sunday evening. He was pronounced dead just before 6 p.m.

The Detective Bureau will continue to investigate and interview witnesses.

Several bullet casings were found on the street near the corner of Montcalm St. and Healey St.

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  • Na2013

    another innocent person that looses his life another coward that committed a crime and runs wow there are lot’s of those these days my deepest sympathy to his friends and family

  • Fakethugs

    This city is sad. All these wanna be G’s. Stop snitching, what a joke. Don’t do dumb stuff where others can witness. If you do, then it’s your fault if someone tells. I hope someone “snitches” on whoever shot this man. So sick of this ignorant, uneducated, hand out waiting city we all call home. All you welfare folks abusing the system – GET A DAMN JOB! Excuses are always given such as no daycare blah blah blah. But if that same person needs a sitter to go to the club, no problem! Sad

  • Na2013

    I agree with u 100%

  • siberianwildflower

    Anyone that is in a gang could be using their energy for the betterment of their fellow man. If I saw someone kicking a puppy or hurting a child, I would have no problem reporting them toggle police. You may call it snitching but I call it being a responsible citizen.
    Do you think I should die for this?
    Do you really think that is justice or some sick mentally deranged person who hasn’t dealt with his/her issue expressing their own rage at themselves and trying to be a big shot. In other words, a person with little self control and self esteem. Good luck in that life.

  • siberianwildflower

    Anyone that is in a gang could be using their energy for the betterment of their fellow man. If I saw someone kicking a puppy or hurting a child, I would have no problem reporting them toggle police. You may call it snitching but I call it being a responsible citizen.
    Do you think I should die for this?
    Do you really think that is justice or some sick mentally deranged person who hasn’t dealt with his/her issue expressing their own rage at themselves and trying to be a big shot. In other words, a person with little self control and self esteem.

  • Na2013

    I give u all my respect

  • jrosado

    Sorry to the family and kids left behind. This project should be treated like colonial estates amd may help curve the violence. Unfortunetly the mayor won’t speak on be half of his death or the nine othet homicides. He’ll be sure to still talk about the casino. Maybe we should come together and ask Obama or the governor to straighten this town up since the mayor won’t do it. Now what to you telk this poor man’s children? And I agree, this is a city being ran by uneducated wanna be. Gangsters. No one deserves to lose their life this way…but remember the mayor only cares about the frwakin casino. All this tax money they shoukd have surveillance. If the people in this city are acting like ignorant children then treat them like so…I live in this city maybe they need a curfew for a while idk…but all I know it seems as if the mayor does not care

  • Na2013

    I hear u and agree with u 100% and the neighbors are making it worse by supporting the criminals by not saying nothing is not one of their family so they don’t care but if wouldn’t been one of theirs then they be asking if someone seen something say something don’t matter who he was and the crimes he committed he was still someone son someone brother someone nephew who they catch the person that did this