Search ongoing for shooter in Holyoke


HOLYOKE (AP) -- Police have released the name of the man fatally shot in Holyoke last weekend, but the search for his assailant remains underway.

Authorities said Monday that 31-year-old Alberto Xavier Rivera was shot outside a city social club just after 2 am. Saturday.

He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police received a 911 call around the time of the shooting, but found no victim at the scene because a friend had brought him to Holyoke Medical Center.

Investigators are looking into witness reports that the victim was involved in some sort of altercation in the street before the shooting.

Rivera’s death was the city’s second homicide of the year.


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