MSP INVESTIGATING ATTEMPTED SHOOTING ON ROUTE 91 IN SPRINGFIELD

At 1:20 p.m. today, Massachusetts State Police Troop B was notified of a shot spotter activation in the area of Route 91 in the North End of Springfield. A few minutes later a Trooper from the State Police-Springfield Barracks located a disabled motor vehicle on Route 91 northbound, just prior to the Exit 10 off-ramp. Preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was struck by multiple gunshots possibly fired from another vehicle as it traveled between Exits 9 and 10. The vehicle was occupied by an adult male, who was not injured. As part of the ongoing investigation, Troopers executed a rolling roadblock on Route 91 to allow them to search for and recover evidence. The ongoing investigation suggests there is no ongoing threat to public safety. The incident is being investigated by Troop B of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the MSP Crime Scene Services Section, K9 Section, and Ballistics Section, along with the State Police Detective Unit for Hampden County. The highway was reopened by mid-afternoon. No further information is being released at this time.