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Springfield mayor calls for review after concert shooting

April 5, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Springfield’s mayor is asking for a review of a theater’s entertainment license after police say three people were injured in a shooting there.

Mayor Dominic Sarno told The Republican newspaper on Sunday he has called for a hearing on security at the Paramount Theater, a venue previously operated as the Hippodrome nightclub. The theater is owned by a nonprofit agency which hasn’t immediately commented.

Police say man apparently went in the front door as a hip-hop concert was ending at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday and fired several shots in the lobby targeting one person. Three people have non-life-threatening injuries. Police have said the victims aren’t cooperating with their investigation.

The Republican said tickets for the event were sold online and at businesses in Springfield and Hartford, Connecticut.

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