Two Brothers Arrested in Fatal Springfield Shooting

Two brothers have been arrested in connection with a double shooting in Springfield, Massachusetts, that left one man dead and another in the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Police say 25-year-old Erik Rivera and 27-year-old Yeyson Rivera face charges including murder in connection with the shooting at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city's North End.

The deceased victim was described as a 20-year-old man, but his name was not made public. The other victim suffered gunshot wounds to his hand and back and is expected to survive.

The suspects are being held without bail pending their arraignment scheduled for Wednesday. It was unclear if they had lawyers.

Police Sgt. John Delaney says the shooting was not random, but the motive wasn't disclosed.

It was the city's 13th homicide of the year.

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