Man killed in Springfield shooting; city’s 1st homicide of 2017

Victim identified as Corey Douglas-Huard of Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The victim of a shooting Tuesday night in Springfield has died in the city’s first homicide of 2017.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney identified the victim as 37 year-old Corey Douglas-Huard of Johnson Street in Springfield.

Delaney said police were called to the area of 145 Johnson Street shortly after 11:00 P.M. Tuesday after the department’s “shot spotter” activation system picked up the sound of gunfire.

When police arrived, they discovered Douglas-Huard suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to Baystate Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

Police are talking to potential witnesses, but no arrests have been made at this time. If you have any information, you’re asked to call Springfield Police at 413-787-6355. You can also anonymously text a tip.

Delaney said Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri wants to express the department’s condolences to the friends and family of Douglas-Huard. “Detectives will work on this case with professionalism so the family has some closure in regards to their family member’s senseless death,” Delaney wrote in a posting on the department’s official Facebook page.

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