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Springfield man shot dead outside home

August 27, 2010

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—Police say a Springfield man walking home with some takeout food has been shot and killed by an armed robber.

The 25-year-old victim, whose name was not immediately released, was outside his home at about 10 p.m. on Thursday when he was approached by a gunman.

Police say when the victim refused to hand over anything, he was shot once in the abdomen. The suspect fled.

The victim was taken to Baystate Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at about 3 a.m. on Friday.

The gunman remains at large.

The shooting was the city's 12th homicide of the year.

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