SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — A Massachusetts man was arrested over an alleged road rage incident involving him shooting at another car. Authorities said he was driving with a child in the car on Sunday when he fired.

According to Springfield Police Department spokesperson Ryan Walsh, officers were called to a ShotSpotter activation at around 12:40 p.m. Officers reportedly found numerous shell casings in the area.

Walsh said two vehicles were involved in the road rage incident and a minor crash occurred. One driver was identified as 40-year-old Juan Franco, who is accused of shooting another vehicle with two people inside.

Police later detained Franco after a traffic stop. A 4-year-old child was removed from the car. Officers also found a firearm inside the car, and Franco was positively identified as the person who fired the gun.

Franco is charged with:

  • Carrying a loaded firearm without a license
  • Carrying a firearm without a license
  • Two counts of attempted assault and battery with a firearm
  • Discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building
  • Malicious damage to a motor vehicle
  • Reckless endangerment of a child
  • Leaving the scene of a property damage crash