Police are investigating a road rage incident that ended with shots fired at a couple and their child while they were in a car Saturday evening in Dracut, Massachusetts.
Dracut police responded to Pleasant Street for a report of a road rage incident around 7:15 p.m.
A 32-year-old woman from Lowell was driving with a 33-year-old man from Hudson, New Hampshire, and their child, on Bridge Street near Dracut Convenience Center when the incident began.
The woman told police that the shooter repeatedly drove in the wrong lane in an attempt to get beside her car. Eventually, the gunman passed the couple and slammed on his brakes. The woman said she was attempting to maneuver her vehicle around the man's when he exited his car and shot at her vehicle.
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No one was injured.
At the time of the incident, the man was wearing a white tank top and red shorts. The man's vehicle is described as a light blue Honda CRV. The driver fled the area following the incident and has not been located, police said.
"It was three distinct shots — one, two, three — that's the way it happened," said Kevin Whittingham.
He and his wife, Jessica, couldn't believe their ears when they heard the gunshots just outside their home.
"It was a gun shooting in our neighborhood. It's not something that happens very often," he noted.
Whittingham said he picked up a shell casing from the scene and handed it over to police.
The couple said they are glad no one got hurt, but they worry about something like that happening so close to home.
"Road rage is a nasty thing, it’s a silly thing to get hurt over," said Whittingham.
Authorities are still investigating. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Dracut Police Department at 978-957-2123.