Massachusetts man fatally shot on city street
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police say a man has been fatally shot near an elementary school in Springfield, and they suspect the shooting was related to drugs and gangs.
Springfield police responded to a disturbance shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday and found a wounded man on a walkway near DeBerry Elementary School. Police spokesman Sgt. John Delaney says the man died later at a hospital. Police identified him as 26-year-old Lamar P. Kelly, of Springfield.
Delaney says detectives found a large bag of white powder on Kelly, possibly cocaine, and they don’t believe the shooting was random. Delaney says police are looking for a gray Honda that sped away from the neighborhood about the time of the shooting.
Commissioner John Barbieri has ordered extra patrols in the Union Street area throughout the weekend.