Residents shocked by Springfield’s 10th homicide

No arrests have been made in the case

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A 25-year-old man was shot and killed in Springfield Friday morning. Residents in the 16-acres neighborhood, where the shooting happened, said they’re shocked the with city’s latest violence happening so close to home.

Clara Brown of Springfield said, “Sad, and I feel very upset that something more has not been done because they really need to have more control over what’s going on in the city. And I feel that…I guess we all need to come together.”

At about 2 o’clock Friday morning, Springfield Police were called to this McDonald’s on Allen Street. Lt. Richard LaBelle of the Springfield Police Department said witnesses saw gun shots come from one car and that one of those bullets hit a man in the back of the head.

Springfield Police told 22News they found the 25-year-old victim, who they say is from Agawam, a little further up the street where Allen Street meets Wilshire Road. They said the victim tried to drive away but veered off the road shortly after.

He was taken to Baystate Medical Center but did not survive the gunshot wound. This is the city’s 10th homicide this year and it has some long-time residents in that area upset and frustrated.

Denise LaPret of Springfield said, “I find it quite shocking actually in this area.  I know Springfield does have its issue with violence but in this area it’s pretty rare.”

Springfield Police detectives will be using surveillance from the McDonald’s to help them investigate what happened. So far, no arrests have been made in the case.

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