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Springfield police investigating shooting of an 18-year-old

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Police are investigating a shooting that was reported Saturday afternoon, however it apparently happened Friday night.

Capt. William Collins told CBS 3 that police were called to Mercy Medical Center around 12:15 p.m. Saturday. That is when an 18-year-old male showed up with a gunshot wound in his upper right thigh.

Collins said the shooting occurred in front of Eldridge Street, in the city's Forest Park neighborhood.

The 18-year-old saw people running after what he thought was a firecracker had gone off.

It turned out he was shot and he went to the hospital when the pain got worse.

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