2 Springfield officers hurt while chasing shooting suspect

Police recovered a gun during the pursuit

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Two Springfield Police officers were sent to the hospital with minor injuries after chasing a man suspected of firing several shots into a home on Park Road Wednesday night.

According to Springfield Police spokesman Ryan Walsh, police spotted the suspect’s car near Blunt Park just before 8 p.m. and began a pursuit.

The suspect, who has not been identified, abandoned his car and tried to run away, but Walsh police caught him within minutes.

Walsh said police recovered a gun.

Two Springfield Police officers went to the hospital to be treated for minor cuts they suffered while jumping over a fence during the pursuit.

The shooter and the intended target are said to know each other, police say.

No further details were available.