3 Men Shot In Mass., Police Eye Gang Ties
Three young men who were shot in what Springfield police are describing as a gang-related incident are expected to recover.
Police spokesman John Delaney says gunfire erupted late Monday night following a "verbal and physical fight" in the city's North End.
Twenty-one-year-old Justin Garafa, 20-year-old Alberto Nieves and 18-year-old Geovanni Saldana were taken to Baystate Medical Center. All three are listed in stable condition.
Investigators believe all three have ties to gangs.
Delaney said a large crowd created a disturbance outside the hospital's emergency room while the men were being treated. A teenage girl was arrested after refusing to leave the hospital and becoming violent with police.
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