SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield police continue to investigate several shootings that took place over Labor Day weekend. Seven people were shot and wounded over the long weekend.
Between Sunday and Tuesday, shots were fired on Halsey Street, Robert Dyer Circle, Oak Street, Worthington Street, Melha Avenue, and Dwight Street.
Springfield Police Capt. Brian Keenan told 22News that police arrested a suspect on Webster Street at around 11:00 Monday night for allegedly shooting a man in the shoulder on Halsey Street a few hours earlier.
Two men were then wounded at around 6:00 Monday night in a drive-by shooting on Robert Dyer Circle. Both are expected to survive. No arrests have yet been made in that incident.
Earlier Monday afternoon, shots were fired on Worthington Street and on Oak Street, but no one was reported wounded in those cases.
22News spoke with one Springfield resident, who said it is unfortunate for everyone involved.
“I think it’s terrible. I feel really bad for the families. I feel bad for both families. I feel bad for the victims’ families and terrible for the shooters’ families because of what they have to go through,” Patricia Brown of Springfield said.
On Sunday night, one man was shot on Dwight Street and another man was shot on Worthington. Both are expected to survive, and no arrests have been made.
Captain Cheryl Clapprood said that they arrested Israel Lopez and charged him with shooting two people on Melha Avenue Saturday night. Lopez was arraigned Tuesday in Springfield District Court.