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Two Victims Identified After Overnight Shooting in Holyoke

download (4)download (5)HOLYOKE (WGGB) — Holyoke Police have identified the two men shot and killed Saturday morning in the Churchill section of the city.

Police say Chicopee resident Richard Alequin-Hernandez, age 25, and Holyoke resident Jose Santiago, 20, were killed in the shooting. Police have not made any arrests.

Holyoke Police tell ABC40 that at 2:04am on Saturday they received multiple calls for shots fired in the Churchill section of the city.

When police officers arrived on scene at Chestnut and Sargeant Streets, they found the two men suffering from gunshot wounds. One man was in the area of Chestnut Park, the other in an alleyway adjacent to the park.

They were pronounced dead a short time later.

The Holyoke Criminal Investigations Bureau are actively pursuing the investigation alongside the Hampden County State Police Detective Unit, and State Police Crime Scene Unit.

Holyoke Police are asking anyone with information to call them at (413) 322-6940.

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  • J

    Unfortunately, there’s criminality in all towns in America and people should work together and be vigilant in their neighborhoods instead of assuming its just the government job to keep us safe.

    People don’t like to take responsibility for anything.

    Its your job to keep yourself and your neighborhood safe, if you see something REPORT IT, don’t turn a blind eye.

    Keeps your streets clean, that way it does not look like a dumpers, its not just the city’s job to pick up trash from the streets!!

    Teach your kids how to behave in public and how people should be addressed with respect, its not the teachers job to teach manners to kids in school!

  • boo72

    When crime occurs it don’t discriminate can happen in Springfield , Holyoke , conn, you could be anywhere people just don’t think.near a school . That sucks so sad

  • shawnm7

    Anywhere there are a lot of PR’s this will ALWAYS happen. This a fact. Most on welfare, ebt, 3-4 kids etc.paid for by the taxpayers. They don’t work. They rob & steal & don’t speak english. Holyoke & Springfield. Exhibit A & B. Fact.

  • FuKdRepUBLicAnZ

    F U C K you shawn. You a b i t c h

  • shawnm7

    This is a FACT. PR’S ARE TRASH.

  • FuKdRepUBLicAnZ

    I wanna see proof. Not somethig coming out your azz. YOUR TRASH YOU IGNORANT PIECE OF S H I T. and i bet your race is perfect. what are you “white”. . . U people rape and do serial killings. and i never heard puerto rican trash b4 but have heard of WHITE TRASH U DUMB F U C K

  • JadeRS

    Trash?? Shawnm7 I work in a drug rehab and guess what the majority of our clientele is??Caucasian folks, another fact is this countries first true terrorist was and is the “white man” from raping and pillaging the Native Americans, to slavery of the Afro Americans, ect. So you sir are the original TRASH! Of this world..

  • shawnm7

    @JadeRS…Getting treatment is not the problem..PR robbing stores, not working, not speaking english, four & five kids by three guys, shooting up stuff…cutting people…playing their music loud & etc. Please..Please go back to PR.Spfld would be a better place. FACT. We are not talking about addiction…We are talking about QUALITY OF LIFE.WTFU.

  • shawnm7

    JadeRS…Getting treatment is not the problem..PR robbing stores, not working, not speaking english, four & five kids by three guys, shooting up stuff…cutting people…playing their music loud & etc. Please..Please go back to PR.Spfld would be a better place. FACT. We are not talking about addiction…We are talking about QUALITY OF LIFE.WTFU.

  • FuKdRepUBLicAnZ

    UR A RACIST PIECE OF S H I T… U THINK U A BIG MAN CUZ U ON THE INTERNET TLKING SH I T

  • FuKdRepUBLicAnZ

    Id like to see how u act face to face.

  • shawnm7

    @FudR…whateveryoucallyoursef PLEASE GO BACK TO YOUR ISLAND…PLEASE…YOU ARE TRASH…

  • FuKdRepUBLicAnZ

    Hahhhhaa. yea cuz that hurts. like i said FACE TO FACE U AINT S H I T. GET OFF THE INTERNET N FACE PEOPLE

  • shanirv

    I happen to know 1of these men very well.I happen to b white n let me fill u in on something Shawn he went out of his way to help me off of a bad path I was on.so how
    DARE u make assumptions about someone u don’t know! Plus u don’t know the circumstances behind what happend! 2 young men lost their lives & n now 2 lil girls have no fathers! Mothers have lost their sons.family n friends r grieving!Then to read what some a$$ like u puts up for comments. I’m just satisfied that in this case your assumptions ONLY MAKE AN A$$ OUT OF U (not) me!!!

  • shanirv

    R.I.P. Ritchy! Gone but NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!
    MI VIDA POR TI PAPI. We will all live on in your name!