SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Springfield Police say that the second murder in Springfield in just two days' time, was not connected to the first killing.
Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that Angel S. Llorens, 22, of Springfield, died after being shot multiple times near the corner of Hollywood Street and Belmont Avenue Wednesday night.
Delaney said that the shooting had no connection to a deadly shooting the day before on Orange Street.
Interactive: Springfield, MA Murders, 2013
Police believe that Llorens had gotten into an argument with an unknown person or people in front of his Hollywood Street home, and at that time a gun was pulled and Llorens was shot in the chest and legs, Delaney said,
He added that they do not believe that the shooting came as a result of a dispute over gangs or drugs.
Police Commissioner William Fitchet has ordered additional around-the-clock police patrols in the area, but Delaney says that in both the case of Llorens' shooting and the Orange Street shooting, the crimes were not random.
"Residents of this Forest Park neighborhood should not be alarmed in regards to these two recent shootings," Delaney said in a statement sent to 22News.
This is the eighth murder of 2013 in Springfield , and the second in just two days' time.