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State Police Investigating Fatal Highway Shooting in Chicopee

At approximately 8:45 PM Tuesday the State Police-Springfield Barracks received a report of an apparent car-to-car shooting on Route 391 south in Chicopee. Troopers from the State Police-Springfield Barracks responded to the scene and learned that two victims from one of the vehicles had gone to Baystate Medical Center on their own. One of those victims, 35-year-old male, was rushed into surgery but did not survive. State Police Detectives responded to the hospital and interviewed the three other occupants of the vehicle, the surviving victim and two others who were not injured. Preliminary investigation suggests that the victims’ sport utility vehicle was southbound on Route 391 in the area of the 2.6-mile marker when another vehicle pulled up along the victims’ driver side; gunshots were fired from the second vehicle into the victims’ vehicle. The occupants of the SUV stopped to try to flag help, but when no passing vehicles stopped, they drove themselves to the hospital.

 

Members of the State Police Crime Scene Services Section and Firearm Identification Section responded to the shooting scene, where they documented and recovered evidence from the roadway. The investigation is ongoing and is being led by the State Police Detective Unit for Hampden County. Springfield Police also responded to the hospital after the victims’ arrival there and provided assistance to MSP investigators. No further information is being released by MSP at this time.


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