Man hospitalized after early morning shooting in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP)- One man is recovering at the hospital after being shot several times in the Six Corners neighborhood.

Captain Robert Stzempek of the Springfield Police Department said officers were sent to the area of Pine and Walnut Streets around 1:40 a.m., after the city’s Shotspotter activation system picked up the sound of gunfire.

Misael Maldanado, 19, of 780 Glenwood Street was found with several gunshot wounds to his arm, right leg, and lower back in the area of 154-156 Walnut Street, Lt. Henry Gagnon of the Springfield Police Department said.

Maldanado was taken by ambulance to Baystate Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition and is expected to survive, Captain Strzempek said.

Strzempek added that it was difficult to determine how many times Maldanado had been shot, because there were about a dozen exit or entry wounds from the bullets.

Witnesses told police that two men had been seen running from the shooting.  One had been wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and the other had been wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, Lt. Gagnon said.

A police dog was called in to track down the two suspects, but lost their scent on Orleans Street, Lt. Gagnon said.

Lt. Gagnon told 22News that Maldanado is not being cooperative in the investigation, and officers are still searching for the two suspects.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Springfield Police Detective Bureau at 413-787-6355.

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