SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Police were called to three shootings within two hours of each other overnight in three different areas of Springfield.
Springfield Police Lt Richard Labelle told 22News one person was shot and robbed of their cellphone around midnight on Washburn Street in the city’s Brightwood neighborhood.
Labelle said the victim was hit in the right shoulder, and taken to Baystate Medical Center, and is expected to be OK. The suspects in that shooting were described as two men wearing masks, who had at least one gun.
About half an hour after that, police were called about a shooting that happened off Dickinson Street near the “X” intersection.
Lt. Labelle said a pizza delivery worker was shot in the back on Johnson Street around 12:30 this Friday morning. The worker was able to drive himself to Baystate Medical Center and is also expected to be okay.
About an hour after that, another person was shot; this time on Belmont Avenue in lower Forest Park.
Lt. Labelle said a victim was shot at three times and hit once in the foot following an argument at 36 Belmont Avenue. He said a call for that shooting came in around 1:20 Friday morning. That man was taken to Mercy Medical Center, and is expected to recover.
“I wouldn’t want to see it in anyone’s community, you know. You can’t be afraid to come outside and expect to live in fear. If you live in fear than you’re going to be captivated inside the comforts of you home not willing to go anywhere,” said Mr. Brown of Springfield.
Police say these shootings are not related, and they are still looking for at least two of the suspects. No arrests have been made.