Springfield man shot, police seize gun and arrest 2 suspects

The victim was shot in his ankle

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police arrested two suspects and seized a handgun after a 21-year-old man was shot on Burr Street Tuesday night.

“He was walking down the street and got shot in the ankle,” Springfield Police Captain Robert Strempek told 22News.

Strempek described it as a “drive-by shooting” that occurred in front of 62 Burr Street at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday.  Police stopped a car a short distance away, found a gun and arrested the driver and a passenger

Neither the suspects nor the victim were cooperating with police, according to Captain Strempek, who said the victim was a known gang-member.

The victim was brought to the hospital for treatment for a single gunshot wound to his foot.

Captain Strempek said the victim was wounded by a 9 mm bullet, and that the gun that was seized was a 9 mm pistol.

Strempek said that the men in the car were charged with illegal possession of a firearm.  They were not charged in connection with the shooting.

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