Man wounded in Springfield drive-by shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)– A man suffered a collapsed lung after he was shot while riding his bicycle in Springfield’s Bay neighborhood early Wednesday morning.

Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that just after midnight, the 26 year-old victim was riding on Maynard Street, when a white Kia sedan with a Connecticut license plate pulled up, and someone inside fired three to four shots.

The man was hit once on his right side. Delaney says the victim dropped the bike and ran to his uncle’s house on nearby College Street.

Despite the collapsed lung, the victim is in stable condition, Delaney said.

A short time later, 23 year-old Darrell Jenkins was killed from a single gunshot wound to the head in a shooting on Kensington Avenue, in which a 20 year-old woman was also wounded.

Captain Harry Kastrinakis also told 22News that in the area of Bay and Thompson Streets, Springfield Police received reports of shots fired, yet when officers got there, they found nothing and that area has been cleared.

Sgt. Delaney says that both shooting incidents are believed to have involved gangs, and were not random acts of violence.

So far, no arrests have been made in any of the shootings.  If you have any information about these shootings you can send it anonymously to TEXT-A-TIP.   First, text the word CRIMES. After that, type the world SOLVE and then type the information. Or you can call the Springfield Police Detective Bureau at (413)-787-6355.

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