Springfield PD investigating homicide following Central Street shooting


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield police are investigating a shooting overnight that left one injured and one dead.

Springfield Police Department’s spokesperson Ryan Walsh told 22News, one of the two victims found shot has died from his injuries at Baystate Medical Center Friday night. Walsh added the other victim is expected to survive and has been arrested on various gun charges.

The incident happened in a plaza on Central Street around 8:45 Friday night. Officers heard of the shooting after a ShotSpotter activation. After an investigation, it was later discovered the incident began as a fight that led to individuals shooting at each other. Walsh said both gunshot victims returned fire to a suspect who has yet to be found.

Shortly after the shooting, our 22News crew saw investigators and crime scene experts in the area.

Springfield Police Detective Unit is investigating the shooting. If you have any information, you are asked to anonymously Text-A-Tip by texting CRIMES and typing SOLVE and your tip.

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