Man recovering after early morning shooting in Springfield

Reportedly shot near 550 Union Street

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A 22-year-old man is recovering in the hospital after being shot in the area of Union Street early Tuesday morning.

Lt. Henry Gagnon of the Springfield Police Department told 22News that officers were sent to 550 Union St. at 3:08 a.m. after their Shotspotter Activation system picked up the noise of gunfire in the area.

At 3:15 a.m. a 22-year-old man arrived at Mercy Medical Center by a private car with gunshot wounds, Lt. Gagnon said.

He was later taken to Baystate Medical Center for further treatment and is expected to survive, Lt. Gagnon said.

It wasn’t made clear how many times he was shot.

No description of his assailants was provided to officers, Lt. Gagnon said.

Springfield police officers and detectives could be seen searching the area around 550 Union Street Tuesday morning.

LT. Gagnon said that Detectives are still investigating.

Back in the month of May,  Officers found 18-year-old Lenezzia Clarke on the doorstep of 550 Union Street suffering from several gunshot wounds. She died shortly afterwards.

Two others were shot at that same building the same week Clarke was murdered- a 17-year-old boy and a 24-year-old woman.  Both survived their wounds.  To find more information on those shootings on Union Street click here.

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