WPD investigating early morning shooting


Westfield Police officers are investigating a shooting in the early morning hours of May 22. There were no injuries reported and Cpt. Charles E. Hollowell said police believe the incident is drug related.

At 6:30 a.m., Westfield Police officers were dispatched to the North Union Apartments at 530 N. Union St. on the report of shots being fired. Hollowell said when officers arrived they were told that at least two unknown persons entered an apartment that was occupied by one adult male resident.

“The resident was awoken by the unknown persons at gunpoint. However, the occupant was not injured during the incident, and it is unknown why the persons entered the residence,” Hollowell said. “The unknown persons fled the scene firing several shots back at the apartment. A vehicle was seen speeding away from the complex.”

This incident is currently under investigation and Hollowell was unable to discuss any further details.

Anyone with information related to this incident are asked to contact the Westfield Police Dept.’s Criminal Investigations Division at 804-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 262-8477.

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