(TheIndependentStar.com) – BREAKING NEWS ALERT: On Wednesday, in the western Massachusetts city of Holyoke, an active shooting incident occurred and is still unfolding, resulting in gunshot injuries to at least three individuals, one aboard a bus. The incident was reported following a confrontation on a downtown street, as confirmed by state police.
Authorities have not immediately disclosed details regarding the condition of the victims and any potential arrests. However, a spokesperson for the state police did assure that there is no perceived ongoing threat to the public from the incident.
Dave Procopio, a state police spokesperson, highlighted that one of the victims was a passenger on a bus passing through the area, and the shooting incident was an outgrowth of a dispute among individuals on the street.
For additional information, inquiries were redirected to the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office, which has taken charge of the ongoing investigation. Regrettably, at the time of reporting, the prosecutor’s office has not yet responded to queries from The Associated Press.
The Holyoke Police received a 911 call shortly before 1 p.m. alerting them to the shooting, which occurred near the intersection of Sargeant and Maple Streets. Additionally, notifications from the ShotSpotter system were received. In response, the state police dispatched patrols, K9 teams, and investigative units to support the Holyoke Police in their efforts, including the search for potential suspects in the vicinity.
The office of Holyoke Mayor Joshua Garcia confirmed that he is aware of the shooting incident and intends to provide further details regarding the situation later in the afternoon.
Holyoke, located approximately 90 miles (144.84 kilometers) west of Boston, has a population of nearly 38,000.