Springfield police are investigating after a shots fired incident was reported Sunday on Texas Avenue.
Officers were dispatched around 1:30 p.m. to the 1000 block of Texas Avenue in reference to shots fired, according to a Springfield police report.
When police arrived, they spoke with the victim who said he was driving west on Selma Road and turned left onto Cypress Street “when a white SUV started shooting at him.”
“The male pulled an unknown handgun and started shooting four times at his vehicle,” the report says.
The victim said the SUV drove off south on Cypress Street while he drove to his home on Texas Avenue.
Officers found four bullet holes in the victim’s rental car, a 2019 Ford Fiesta, and found bullet fragments inside and on the ground under the car, the report says. They also found bullet fragments in the road on Cypress Street near Selma Road.
Police also spoke with a witness who was working on a building on Selma Road at the time of the incident.
He told officers while he was inside working on flooring, heard a woman yelling and went outside to see what was going on, the report says.
“He observed a young female in a pink hoodie with a white jacket standing on the passenger side of the white vehicle,” the report says. “The female started screaming at the male, so (the witness) went back inside to continue his work.”
A short time later, the witness said he heard four gun shots from across the street, where the victim’s car was parked.
The witness said he did not see who fired the shots or where they came from, the report says. He also said he did not see a white SUV but saw a black Chevy Suburban with dark windows parked on Selma Road near Cypress Street just before he heard the shots.
No other witness or suspect information was available.
Springfield police continue their investigation into this incident.
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