SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) -An 18 year old man was shot and killed early Friday morning in the city’s Forest Park section.
According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, just after 1:45 A.M., police were called to the Racing Mart gas station at Sumner Avenue and Lyndale Street for a report of shots fired. When they got there, they found a man with at least one gunshot wound to the chest outside 35 Bryant Street, which is nearby.
The victim, identified as Caleb Anthony Worrell of Springfield, was taken to Baystate Medical Center, but died around 2:30 A.M.
According to Delaney, the shooting is believed to have happened as the result of a heated argument between two groups of people in front of the Racing Mart store. During the argument, one man pulled out a handgun and fired, hitting Worrell. The two groups then scattered, with Worrell making it as far as Bryant Street before collapsing.
Delaney says police have been on the lookout for a Hispanic man with black hair. He was wearing a plain gray tee shirt and black shorts, and was last seen running down Bryant Street toward Belmont Avenue. Police are following-up on leads and talking to witnesses.
Friday morning’s killing marks Springfield’s sixth homicide of the year.