Three people shot in downtown Holyoke, Massachusetts

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At least three people, including a person riding a bus, were shot Wednesday in the western Massachusetts city of Holyoke after a fight on a downtown street, state police said.

Authorities did not immediately reveal the conditions of the people who were shot or say whether any suspects have been arrested, although a state police spokesman said there is not believed to be an ongoing threat to the public.

One of the victims was traveling on a bus that was passing through the area, said state police spokesman Dave Procopio. He said the shooting was due to “an altercation between people on the street.”

State police referred further questions to the Hampden County District Attorney's Office, which is leading the investigation. Prosecutors did not immediately respond to questions from The Associated Press.

Police said they received a 911 call shortly before 1 p.m. about the shooting near the intersection of Sargeant and Maple streets, as well as ShotSpotter notifications. State police said they sent patrol cars, K9 teams and investigative units to assist Holyoke police with the investigation, including searching the area for suspects.

Holyoke Mayor Joshua Garcia's office said the mayor was aware of the shooting and would provide more details about the shooting later in the afternoon.

Holyoke, which is about 90 miles (144.84 kilometers) west of Boston, is a city with a population of nearly 38,000. It is also home to the International Volleyball Hall of Fame.

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