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Springfield police probe Main Street drive-by shooting that leaves 1 wounded

March 14, 2016

SPRINGFIELD— A gunshot victim walked into the Baystate Medical Center emergency room Sunday morning, just minutes after a ShotSpotter activation indicated shots fired in the 2400 block of Main Street just before 4 a.m.Sunday.

Springfield Police Lt. Scott Richard said the city's acoustic gunfire location system activated at 3:37 a.m. and within a few minutes, police received notice that a shooting victim had been transported to the hospital in a private car.

Richard said the victim was apparently standing on Main Street just across from McDonalds when the shooting took place. He was hit once in the leg and suffered a "non-life threatening" wound, Richard said.

Police located a number of shell casings lying in the street along the east side of Main Street.

The shooter is described as a white or light-skinned Hispanic male wearing a white shirt.

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