Springfield has now recorded its 12th murder of the year. A shooting on Union Street. The victim found at the DeBerry Elementary School shot several times. Saturday afternoon officials confirmed the death of the victim at Baystate Medical Center. There have been no arrests or motive.
Meantime, Springfield Mayor Dom Sarno says that the violence in his city is directly attributable to the drug and gang culture and it has got to stop. It has been a familiar message that the Mayor has made over the last year.
The 12th murder of this year equals the number of murders in all of last year.