22-year-old hospitalized after being shot in Springfield

The victim said someone walked up and shot him on the sidewalk

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Tuesday night, EMTs had to apply a tourniquet to stop the bleeding of a man who was shot on Belmont Avenue in Springfield, according to police.

Springfield Police Captain Robert Strempek told 22News the 22-year-old victim was shot in the thigh in front of 36 Belmont Avenue at about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday.

“He was shot in the thigh, maybe near an artery,” Captain Strempek said. “He was bleeding quite a bit. The first responders had to stop the bleeding with a tourniquet.”

The victim was about a block from his Horace Street home when, he told police, a stranger walked toward him on the sidewalk and shot him. According to Captain Strempek, the bleeding victim crawled up onto a porch and asked for help.

Police do not know what led to the shooting. Captain Strempek said the victim “was uncooperative.”

The victim underwent surgery at Baystate Medical Center Tuesday night. There have been no arrests.

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