Springfield home damaged during drive-by shooting

Woman said she feels lucky to be alive

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield family is living in fear after their home was riddled with bullets in a drive-by shooting this weekend.

“I heard a pop, pop, pop sound. My child could’ve been shot. Anything could have happened,” the homeowner told 22News. The family asked to remain anonymous for their safety.

The shooting took place on Lucerne Road late Friday night. Springfield Police Lt. Ken Murray said at least three shots were fired into the house.

“I’ve seen it on TV, you know you see things happen to other people, but when it comes close to home, it’s scary,” said the homeowner.

At the time the shots were fired, the family was walking around the home. They were lucky. If someone had been sitting in one particular seat in the living room, where a bullet penetrated, it may have been a different story.

Since the shooting, the family’s closed all the blinds and draped curtains over all the windows, to ensure no one can see inside.

Although they’re scared, they told 22News, they felt motivated to tell their story, “I think people need to stop being so frightened because nothing will ever get done if no one speaks out. Springfield citizens have got to do something. We’ve got to stick together.”

This neighborhood is sticking together. Lt. Murray said a resident who lives on Lucerne Road turned in surveillance video, that shows the car involved, and shows a suspect firing the shots.  22News will continue to follow this story.