Police say the early morning shootings of two men in Holyoke appear to be connected.


Officers first responded to an area outside a cafe on South Bridge Street at about 1 a.m. Tuesday where they found a 25-year-old Chicopee man who had been shot several times. He was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Chief James Neiswanger  says the man's injuries do not appear life threatening.


Just minutes later police responded to a van crash on Hamilton Street just a couple of blocks away. The driver, a 31-year-old Springfield man, was dead. He had been shot.


No names were released and there was no word on arrests.