Victim shot in leg in Springfield shooting


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – One person was taken to the hospital following a shooting in Springfield’s Bay neighborhood Sunday night.

Springfield Police Capt. Ariel Toledo told 22News a man was shot in the leg at around 11:40 p.m. Sunday on Lionel Benoit Road, which is in the Reed Village housing complex.

According to Springfield Police spokesman Ryan Walsh, officers located the victim who was then taken to Baystate Medical Center. He is expected to be okay.

AK-47 seized in the area of a shooting on Lionel Benoit Road in Springfield. The gun was not believed to be used in the shooting. (Photo: Springfield PD)

Officers also recovered an AK-47 in the area but according to Walsh it was not believed to be used in the shooting.

The Springfield Police Department Detective Bureau is investigating the shooting.

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