Mayor Sarno calls suspects in crime spree “rabid animals”

Mayor Sarno said two Springfield police officers were injured during this crime spree, both are expected to be ok.

Photo Courtesy: Springfield Fire Department
Photo Courtesy: Springfield Fire Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Another violent weekend in the city of Springfield. Strong words from Springfield mayor Domenic Sarno following a police chase, shooting and car fire over the weekend.

“What I call these rabid animals, I know they threw their guns over into the river i would have liked to throw them into the river,” said Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno.

Springfield police say the incidents are all related. Two men shot at a home on Chapin Terrace early Saturday morning, hitting the room a baby girl sleeps in luckily she wasn’t in her room at the time.

The suspects then led police on a chase, throwing items believed to be guns out of the vehicle ending in a crash on East Columbus Avenue.

Mayor Sarno said two Springfield police officers were injured during this crime spree, both are expected to be ok.

One neighbor told 22News she’s lived in this neighborhood for over 20 years and doesn’t remember any issues until recently.

“I’ve been here in my house 22 years, and this neighborhood was really quiet. Now all of the sudden we’re getting gunshots it’s scary that it’s happening this way,” said Ana Andino of Springfield.

Springfield Mayor Domenic sarno is calling on the court system to keep these criminals in jail.

“That’s that one percent that unfortunately doesn’t want to do the right thing. Now I hope that the judicial system follows through and keeps these violent repeat offenders locked up for a long time,” said Mayor Sarno.

The family in the home that was shot at believe the suspects may have been targeting someone who used to live at the home, but police are still looking for motives

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