Rollover crash, possible shooting on I-291 in Springfield

Hampden County

A portion of I-291 in Springfield was closed for a time late Thursday night and early Friday morning, due to a rollover accident and potential shooting.

Springfield Police Capt. Richard LaBelle told 22News that city and state police received reports of a car accident and shots fired on I-291 at around 11:30 Thursday night. When our 22News crew got there, we found a car flipped over on I-291 westbound.

LaBelle confirmed that people have been detained in connection to the incident.

A portion of the highway was shut down for hours overnight while police tried to figure out exactly what happened, but it is now open again to traffic.

There is no official word on injuries at this time.

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