SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A gunshot victim was arrested Thursday morning on Wellington Street for possession of a firearm after a shooting.

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, officers were called to Wellington Street around 8:55 a.m. for a ShotSpotter activation. When police arrived, they found a gunshot victim inside a vehicle with bullet holes.

The victim, 24-year-old Dwight Clarke of Springfield, was taken to Baystate Medical Center for serious injuries but is expected to be okay. While assisting Clarke, officers found a firearm and a high capacity magazine capable of holding 31 rounds of ammunition on the driver’s seat. He was arrested and is expected to be arraigned at a later date.

Credit: Springfield Police Department

Clarke is charged with the following:

  • Carrying a Firearm without a License – 2nd Offense
  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
  • Possession of a High Capacity Magazine/Feeding Device (2 Counts)
  • Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card
  • Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Our 22News crew was on Wellington Street Thursday morning and saw a police cruiser blocking the street on both sides. The victim’s vehicle could be seen with several bullet holes on the street and was being towed. Our crew could see at least five holes on the side of the vehicle, two smashed windows on the driver side of the vehicle, and the gas tank hinge was broken.

An SUV was also seen being towed on the street by our 22News crew.