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Springfield man says car was shot at 7 times

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

A Springfield man says his car was shot at seven times when he was driving home early Friday morning from a Thanksgiving celebration with his family.  

He believes his car may have been mistaken for someone else's vehicle. Ian Ricci says he was turning on to Union Street when a car came out of nowhere and started to follow him. He was heading home from his parents house to his apartment in downtown Springfield. 

Ricci says that person tried to run him off the road and then fired seven shots at him. One of the bullets hit his car. 

"Bang, bang, bang, bang," Ricci said. "And the minute I heard the first shot I floored it, swerved out of the way, and I lost them."

Ricci called 911. He claims that police are looking into the area for surveillance footage. 

"My best guess is mistaken identity," Ricci said. "Somebody driving a similar vehicle that they might have been after."

Ricci has lived in Springfield for 35 years. He called himself a simple software engineer. He told Western Mass News that something like this has never happened to him before. 

Police are not releasing any information at this time.

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