Two people taken to hospital following shootings in Springfield, Holyoke

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Two people were taken to the hospital following shootings in two neighborhoods in Springfield and one in Holyoke on Wednesday.

In Springfield, a man was shot and seriously wounded by an unknown suspect in the area of Wilbraham Road and Northampton Avenue. He was rushed to Baystate Medical Center but is expected to be okay.

The second shooting took place on Andrew Street, within an hour from the first one that took place near Northampton Ave, no one was hurt.

There was also a significant amount of police officers on Essex and Elm Street in Holyoke on Wednesday.

Holyoke Police Lt. Jim Albert said multiple shots were fired resulting in a gunshot victim who was taken to Baystate Medical Center. Lt. Albert added that drugs or gangs could be involved in the incident and that police are still investigating what happened.

Springfield Police are still looking for the individual suspected of shooting the man near Wilbraham Road. If you have any information, you are asked to call police at (413) 787-6302.

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