SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Police are continuing to investigate several shootings in Springfield that occurred over a 48-hour-period this past weekend.
Springfield Police Captain Brian Keenan told 22News one victim was shot in the stomach shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday on Dwight Street in Springfield. Police believe the suspect was trying to get a gold chain that belonged to the victim when the shooting occurred. The victim was taken to the hospital, but their condition is unknown.
Less than four hours earlier, a separate shooting occurred just two streets away, near 942 Worthington Street in Springfield. Captain Keenan told 22News one man was rushed to the hospital after he was shot and wounded at around 7:00 p.m. Sunday night. A section of Worthington and Armory Street were shut down temporarily, as police investigated the shooting and collected evidence. No arrests have been made, but Captain Keenan said officers are searching for a silver Hyundai-type vehicle.
One arrest has made in shooting that occurred Saturday night, on Melha Avenue in Springfield. Captain Keenan said two victims were shot at around 8:30 p.m., in the city’s Liberty Heights neighborhood. Both victims were rushed to Baystate Medical Center by ambulance. Police are still trying to figure out what led up to that shooting. The suspect is being held until his arraignment Tuesday in Springfield District Court.
The violent weekend started early Friday morning, when one man was shot in the Mardi Gras parking lot on Taylor Street in Springfield. The victim was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.
That same morning, another shooting occurred on Murray Hill Road in Springfield.