Mayor Sarno reacts to violence in Springfield Saturday morning

We've learned Sunday night that at least one of those injured police officers is out of the hospital

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – We’ve learned Sunday night that at least one of those injured police officers is out of the hospital.

22News got an exclusive interview with Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, who was fired up about the incident. He said the crime was targeted, not random, but that the family didn’t deserve what happened.


A home shot up, car lit on fire, and police chase in Springfield


Domenic Sarno, Mayor of Springfield told 22News, “The brave and dedicated men and women in blue were able to apprehend what I call, these rabid animals. I know they threw their weapons and guns into the river. I would have like to have thrown them into the river. These individuals are repeat violent offenders. If you want to stop this, keep these repeat violent offenders locked up.”

He went on to say that it’s up to the judges and the courts to keep what he calls, the 1% of people that can’t be helped stay in prison. He urged judges to, “throw the book at them,” and said he thinks the cycle of violence can be broken through family, education and jobs.