SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Two Springfield men were rushed into surgery Thursday night after they were shot in the city’s Mason Square neighborhood.
Springfield Police Lt. Mark Rolland told 22News officers assigned to the department’s C-3 Unit heard gunfire at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the vicinity of Oak Grove Avenue and Burr Street.
When our 22News crews got there, we saw an ambulance leaving the area.
Lt Rolland said a gunshot victim was found behind a house on Burr Street.
“He had been shot in his lower back and legs,” said Rolland. A second victim was found in a vehicle on Burr Street as he was being driven to the hospital.
That second victim appeared to be the more seriously wounded of the two men. He had been shot in his right abdomen, according to Lt. Rolland, who went on to say that several discharged 9mm cartridge casings were found.
The State Police Firearms Unit is helping Springfield detectives develop leads, and assisting in their search for suspects.
Lt. Rolland would only describe the gunshot wounds as “serious.”
Thursday night’s shooting took place just a few houses down Burr Street from the house that was targeted by two shooters last Friday. 22News first reported that 30 spent shell casings from two different caliber pistols were found outside of that house after a volley of gunfire. Lt. Rolland told 22News at the time that all of the gunfire was directed a single house on Burr Street. Luckily, no one was home at the time, and no one was hurt.