Man arrested in Springfield after woman was shot while sitting in car

The bullet went right through the victim's arm

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) -Springfield Police have arrested a man after a woman was shot in the arm on Girard Avenue Monday night.

“The bullet went right through her arm,” Springfield Police Captain Robert Strempek said. “She’s expected to be okay.”

Springfield Police Captain Brian Keenan told 22News they have arrested 28-year-old Nicholas Morris Clay in connection with the shooting. He is facing multiple charges, including assault with intent to murder.

Captain Strempek said the 27-year-old woman walked into Mercy Medical Center for treatment of her gunshot wound a few minutes after the “shot-spotter” system alerted police to gunfire on Girard Avenue at about 8:15 p.m. Monday.

Strempek said some sort of argument preceded the shooting near the Bergen Circle Apartments. The woman was sitting in her car when the shooting happened, and her car was hit by several bullets.

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