Double shooting deemed ‘not random’

by Town Reminder

Double shooting deemed ‘not random’
Authorities ask public for tips

By Kristin Will
Staff Writer

SOUTH HADLEY – Officials say Friday’s fatal shooting at Anthony’s Gentlemen’s Club was not a random act of violence and are asking for leads from the public.
South Hadley Police were called to 500 New Ludlow Road just before 2 a.m. Friday morning where two men had been shot outside of the gentlemen’s club.
According to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, both men were brought to Holyoke Medical Center where one was pronounced dead and the other treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Police have not yet released the victims’ identities.
First Assistant District Attorney Steven E. Gagne said there appears to be no threat to the public’s safety.
“Although the investigation into this incident continues, it appears this was not a random act of violence, and there is no cause for public alarm,” said Gagne.
Anyone with information related to the incident is urged to contact the South Hadley Police Department at (413) 538-8231 x306, or the Massachusetts State Police at (413) 587-5517.
Members of the public may also leave anonymous tips by calling the South Hadley Police Department at (413) 538-8231 or by texting the Text-a-Tip program by texting PROTECT and a message to 274637.
The incident is being jointly investigated by the South Hadley Police Department and Massachusetts State Police detectives unit assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office.

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