SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield police say that two shooting victims tried to deceive officers into believing that they had not been shot, until the police observed their wounds.
Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that officers received a report of shots fired near the corner of College and Acorn Streets shortly after midnight Thursday. When police got there, they saw a 22 year-old man and a 20 year-old man walking down the street.
Delaney says that the officers stopped the two, and asked them if they had heard any shots fired. Both men told them: “No officers, nothing going on here.” Officers saw that one of the men was walking strangely and both were out of breath. They then found out that one of the men had been shot in the ankle, while the other was shot in the buttocks.
Both victims were brought to the hospital by ambulance, but Delaney says that they did not cooperate with the police investigation.
Officers found shell casings and a knife near 35-37 Acorn Street. Police are continuing to look into what led to the shooting.