22News spoke with Springfield Police Sgt. William Andrew who said two cars were shooting at each other at the intersection of Dwight and Calhoun Streets around 5:30 p.m. Monday.
When police arrived, they found one car crashed into a tree near a children’s park, with at least four bullet holes through the windshield, but all the occupants and the other car involved were gone.
Adam Gomez of Springfield told 22News, “A stray bullet could have hit a kid…Right now it’s happening when kids are out, when the parks are filled, like the state street incident when people are getting out of schools, so it makes it kind of dangerous for all patrons.”
Denis Ledger, aide to the Springfield Fire Commission, told 22News a stray bullet hit a parked 2003 Chevy Trailblazer on Dwight Street. An electrical fire started inside the car because of the bullet.
The fire spread from the vehicle to a nearby house causing $5,000 worth of damage, said Ledger.
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