Teen shot in Holyoke; State Police are investigating

Lt Cruz: "There are hundreds of people in the street, and no one saw a thing."

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A teenager is now in stable condition after he was shot at least three times on Maple Street in Holyoke Friday night.

Holyoke Police Lt. Isaias Cruz told 22News that officers on patrol heard several shots fired about 8:15 p.m. When they got to Maple Street they found the victim, a bleeding 17-year-old.

Lt. Cruz said he was shot in the abdomen and the side, and had a graze wound on his head. The victim was rushed to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield where he was listed in critical condition.

The victim was shot in front of 426 Maple Street, Lt. Cruz said, and ran about a block before he collapsed. Maple Street was blocked off Friday night at Sargeant Street, while police conducted their investigation.

Police don’t know what lead to the shooting. They’re searching for the shooter and any witnesses. Lt. Cruz said hundreds of people were in the area, but “no one saw a thing.”

Holyoke Police Lt Larry Cournoyer told 22News that the situation is very serious, and that State Police Detectives attached to the District Attorney’s office have taken over the investigation, and are working alongside Holyoke Detectives.

Lt. Cournoyer told 22News Saturday morning the victim is out of surgery and is now in stable condition. Police are still searching for a motive.

At last check, police couldn’t confirm whether they had any suspects in mind.

22News will continue to follow this story and will bring you the latest information, on-air and on WWLP.com, when it becomes available.


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