SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) –
A shooting on Avon Place in Springfield Wednesday morning forced a nearby school to go into lock down .
Police say they received a call around 10:30 a.m. that a man had been shot behind 27 Avon Place.
Officers discovered a 44-year-old with a gunshot wound near his groin.
The victim told police he had gotten into an argument with a hispanic man who then shot him.
Police are investigating the victim’s story, but have not located the alleged shooter.
Milton Bradley Elementary School, located about a block away from Avon Place, was placed on lock down this morning as a precaution, but police say at no time were teachers or students in danger.