Holyoke Mall shooting: Kenneth Santana-Rodriguez charged with murder. According to the prosecution, the shooting took place inside a hair and nail parlor inside the mall. Learn more about who was the suspect Kenneth Santana-Rodriguez and why he shot an innocent bystander in detail.
Holyoke Mall shooting
The Holyoke Police Department received many emergency calls on Saturday, January 28, 2023, around 7:00 p.m. regarding an active-shooter situation at the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside, 50 Holyoke Street, Holyoke.
Both the Massachusetts State Police and the Holyoke Police Department sent officers to the scene to respond appropriately. It was discovered through emergency calls to the Holyoke Police Department that the shooting took place within the mall, at the Touch of Beauty Hair & Nail Salon.
The presence of an armed person inside the salon has been reported to uniformed law enforcement officials. Officers entered the salon when they came across the man, who had a gun and was quickly brought into custody.
Suspect killed innocent bystander: Why?
According to Anthony Gulluni, the district attorney for Hampden County, Kenneth Santana-Rodriguez, was accused of fatally shooting “an innocent bystander” on Saturday, January 28 at the Holyoke Mall in Holyoke.
The suspect, Kenneth Santana-Rodriguez, 23, of Springfield, was transported to the Holyoke Police Department and charged with: murder, and assault & battery with a dangerous weapon.
Entering the salon officers discovered an injured male who ultimately died on the scene as a result of his injuries. The deceased is believed to have been attending to the suspect and his party when another individual, who is known to the suspect, enters the salon.
A confrontation between the suspect and this individual begins and quickly escalates into a shooting, leading to the victim being shot. The identity of the deceased will be provided once proper family notification has occurred.
This is an active homicide investigation currently being conducted by the Holyoke Police Department. Kenneth Santana-Rodriguez is expected to be arraigned in Holyoke District Court on Monday.
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