Springfield police are investigating the latest in a series of shootings in the city over the past week.


Police say a 16-year-old boy was taken to a hospital after being shot several times in the leg late Thursday night in the North End neighborhood. No arrests had been made.


Police have responded to near daily reports of gunfire in the city.


On Wednesday, up to a dozen shots were fired during what may have been an exchange of gunfire in in the Forest Park neighborhood. No injuries were reported in that incident.


At least four other non-fatal shootings have occurred in the city since last Friday, but there have been fewer homicides in Springfield so far this year than at this same time a year ago.