Springfield residents talk about the latest violence in Springfield

Hampden County
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A man shot and killed on Worthington and Federal Streets in Springfield is just one of many deaths that police are still investigating.

Martin Medina of Springfield told 22News, “Someone just died right there. He was my friend too. We were really close.”

Four shootings in the past four days have some parents in Springfield telling their children not to go outside.

“They say don’t go out anymore. That’s what they keep telling me,” said Medina.

Two shootings on Saturday night on Dawes Street and Knox street wounded 3 people.

Another man died after he was shot at the corner of Worthington and Federal streets on Monday night. 

The fourth shooting this week happened in Springfield on Cherry Street early Tuesday morning. Other than shootings there have also been attacks on drivers from bikers running up to their cars.

Jessica Reyes of Springfield told 22News, “My kids had to stop at the stop sign. There they were viciously attacked by all 8 bike kids.”

Reyes says kids did this damage to her daughter’s car with their bikes, “This has happened to so many people already. I posted it on Facebook and honestly I’ve gotten so many inboxes of other victims.”

Springfield police spokesperson Ryan Walsh told 22News there has been a recent uptick in gun violence this week, but that crime is down 45 percent in the city over the past five years.. and 6 percent already this year.

The Hampden County District Attorney’s office is also investigating the discovery of a body at Emerson Wight Park over the weekend.

The victim had been shot. Anyone with information should call the Springfield Police homicide unit.

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