Residents call for violence to end in Springfield

Residents we spoke to told 22News they want to see the violence stop across the city of Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Residents are fed up with the violence in the city of Springfield.

Tuesday marked another violent night in the city. A man was rushed to the hospital after being shot multiple times in the city’s Brightwood neighborhood on Newland Street, the victims condition was critical.

One woman in the city’s Brightwood neighborhood told 22News she was home when it happened. “I was just ready to pass out because my son was playing at the park which was two blocks away from where the shooting happened and he got home at 7:30 and it happened a half hour before, it could have been worse, something could have been worse,” said Rosemary Martinez, a Springfield resident.

Residents we spoke to told 22News they want to see the violence stop across the city of Springfield. “It’s starting to be like everyday news and it’s sickening,” said David Pedroza, a Springfield resident.

Also Tuesday night, another person was stabbed near the intersection of Dunhill Avenue and Dubois Street in Indian Orchard.

One resident told 22News in order for a change to happen, residents need to all come together. “Everybody needs to get together, we need to sit down and try to figure out what we can do because just one person can’t do it by themselves. Everybody needs to unite as one and get everything done,” said Pedroza.

So far this year, 9 people have been killed in Springfield through acts of violence.

Residents are coming together on November 5th for a walk to end violence in the city, they will meet at Magazine Park at 10 am, everyone is welcome to attend.