Holyoke homicide victim identified by police

Gregory Barta died after Race Street shooting

Caution tape from Holyoke homicide

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Holyoke police have released the name of a man who died in a shooting on Race Street over the weekend.

Police Lt. Jim Albert notified 22News that Gregory Barta, 58, of Holyoke died at Baystate Medical Center Sunday.

Sgt. Larry Curnoyer said that the victim was found near 268 Race Street, lying on the ground unconscious with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Police are still looking into the deadly shooting, which marks Holyoke’s first homicide of 2015. No arrests have yet been made.

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