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    Seven arrested following shooting in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — Police said seven people have been arrested in connection with a shooting in Springfield that left the window of a bar riddled with bullet holes and led to what police call a drug distribution operation.

    Police responded to reports of shots fired at the Punta Cana bar at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

    No one was injured.

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    Based on witness accounts, officers looked for a black Jeep that was found about a mile away.

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    Responding officers spotted an armed man leaving a store.

    The man ran inside with officers in pursuit.

    The suspect and four others inside were taken into custody.

    Police found three guns and a large amount of cocaine inside.

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    Police also found what they call a marijuana-growing operation in a nearby apartment and arrested two more people.