Springfield senior citizens worried about safety

Some expressed concern that they hadn't been notified of a nearby shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Senior citizens living in Springfield’s Mason Square neighborhood shared their safety concerns on Wednesday with a group of advocates for the elderly.

The officials from City Hall provided information to keep older residents from becoming victims of those who prey on the elderly. Senior center members told 22News that crime in the streets is what concerns them the most.

“Violence on children, adults, everyday there’s either a stabbing, a killing or a home invasion,” said Marva Craigwell.

“I’m on Worthington Street waiting for my ride, 3 teenage boys came up and grabbed by pocketbook when we came out there waiting right on Worthington Street,” said Pardelma Hall.

Some expressed concern the senior center hadn’t been notified of a recent nearby fatal shooting, although schools in the neighborhood were locked down.

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