SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – One of four men who were injured in a shooting on Morgan Street in Springfield Tuesday evening has died.
According to Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh, at approximately 6:25 p.m. officers were called to the 0-100 block of Morgan Street for reports of a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, officers found three gunshot victims, two inside a semi-truck and one on the ground. A fourth shooting victim walked into Baystate Medical Center.
One of the men inside the semi-truck died due to his injuries, and the other man found in the truck suffered serious injuries. The additional two gunshot victims are expected to recover.
One resident of the Morgan Manor apartments told 22News he came outside just after the shootings happened.
“Four cruisers, a guy sitting there on the ground with his hand, with a shot… with a bullet hole,” said Rafael Vega of Springfield. “It wasn’t like this 50 years ago. If you’d fight, you fight with your hands and then you’d shake the person’s hand, goodbye. Now knives and guns, knives and guns… and it’s getting worse.”
The Springfield Police Department’s Homicide Unit, led by Captain Trent Duda, is currently investigating.