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Published on May 20, 2024
Child Seriously Injured in Springfield Shooting Near Boys & Girls Club, Police Seek WitnessesSource: Google Street View

Tragedy struck in Springfield when gunfire erupted near a local Boys & Girls Club, leaving two people injured, including a young child who sustained serious injuries. The Springfield Police Department disclosed in a statement obtained by PIO SDP on X that they had responded to a ShotSpotter activation around 3:45 p.m. on Friday in the 100 block of Kenyon Street.

 

 

Officers discovered two gunshot victims upon arrival: one man with non-life-threatening wounds and a child in grave condition. Both were plucked from the precipice of a normal day and cast into the chaos of trauma, as indicated by police spokesman Ryan Walsh in his statement. According to MassLive, the victims were rapidly transported to Baystate Medical Center for urgent care.

The Springfield Police, while holding back the age and identity of the juvenile victim, did confirm the individual's status as being under 18 years old. The investigation into the shooting is active and ongoing; authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward and help piece together the circumstances that led to this afternoon of gun violence that has, once more, rocked a community to its core.