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Springfield road rage: Couple reports being shot at after traffic dispute

A Springfield man and woman said they were shot at after being cut off Wednesday on Sherman Avenue.

Springfield police began their investigation when they were called to East Cassilly Avenue and North Fountain Avenue on a report of shots fired. Officers spoke to a witness and the two victims who said a person driving a red Ford Mustang shot at them.

“The victim and witness stated that the suspect cut them off,” a police report says. “The suspect, who was also traveling westbound on Sherman Avenue pulled to the north curb at (the 700 block) of Sherman Avenue.”

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The victim said she drove around the car and stopped at a stop sign at Murray Street.

“(The victims) then stated the driver of the red Mustang, while stopped at the curb … exited the vehicle and fired two shots at their vehicle,” the report says.

Officers said they spoke with a witness on scene who confirmed two shots were fired.

“Officers located a single shell casing at the scene that was submitted,” the report says.

Although officers checked around the location for the vehicle and the suspect, the report says they were unable to find either. The case is still under investigation.

The report classifies the incident as an assault with a deadly weapon and a felonious assault.

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