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6 Injured In Springfield Mass Shooting

The bullet-riddled front window and door of the site of today's mass shooting in Springfield.
Chris Welter
The bullet-riddled front window and door of the site of today's mass shooting in Springfield.

Six people were injured in a shooting just before 2 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police received multiple reports of the shooting in the 1900 block on S. Yellow Springs Rd. in Springfield.

Few details were given in a 1:30 p.m. press conference, but Police Chief Lee Graf said they believe that more than one person is behind the shootings.

“When we get to the point where it would be," he said, "if we get arrests on this, or if we get persons of interest to the point that we would need to ask for the public's help on this we will, rest assured. But at this point, it's not it's not going to help the investigation to release all that information.”

The victims’ injuries are being described as non-life-threatening.

In the press briefing, Springfield City Manager Bryan Heck said the victims were gathered at a rented facility for an event organized in honor of someone lost to violence.

Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland also spoke at the briefing.

Jerry began volunteering at WYSO in 1991 and hosting Sunday night's Alpha Rhythms in 1992. He joined the YSO staff in 2007 as Morning Edition Host, then All Things Considered. He's hosted Sunday morning's WYSO Weekend since 2008 and produced several radio dramas and specials. In 2009 Jerry received the Best Feature award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., and was named the 2023 winner of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Best Anchor/News Host award. His current, heart-felt projects include the occasional series Bulletin Board Diaries, which focuses on local, old-school advertisers and small business owners. He has also returned as the co-host Alpha Rhythms.