Massachusetts

Holyoke Officer Shot at While Inside Police Cruiser; No Arrests

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Holyoke Police Department

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A Holyoke officer was sitting in a parked police cruiser late Friday night when a single bullet struck the SUV's front windshield at chest level, breaking the glass.

Holyoke police say the bullet missed the officer, whose marked cruiser was parked around 9:40 p.m. at the city gas pumps on Commercial Street, across from the Holyoke Fire Department headquarters.

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The officer, whose name has not been released, requested for backup to help secure the scene, and responding officers searched the area for evidence, witnesses and suspects.

Massachusetts State Police Ballistics were also called to the scene, and an investigation determined the shot originated from the High Street area.

It's unclear why the police cruiser was shot at, or if the officer was being targeted. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Holyoke Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau at 413-322-6900. Anonymous tips can also be provided via an anonymous message system. To use Text-a-Tip, text 'Solve' plus your message -- with city/town included -- to 274637 on your cell phone.

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