WIXOM, Mich (wxyz) - Aaron Mason came close to being hit by the bullet that pierced his Ford Edge on Thursday afternoon in Wixom. He is now one of 22 victims of random gunfire in four counties over a 48 hour period last week.
Mason says he heard a boom and at first thought he blew a tire, but when he realized it was a bullet and that it went right through the door and the seat he was sitting on while he was driving, he "kind of freaked out."
Mason lives in Howell but owns a business in Wixom and drives I-96 and Wixom Road every day. Mason says he will continue to do it because he won't let "fear rule his life."
Still, he says he is "thankful, very thankful he wasn't hit by a bullet".
Aaron says it is terrifying to think this can happen when you are just driving in broad daylight on a busy road. He hopes it stops and no one gets hurt.
So far no one has been hurt, but there has been a lot of damage to 21 vehicles, and one man said he heard bullets whizzing by his head when he was taking his garbage out.
There have been incidents in Oakland, Livingston, Ingham and Shiawasee counties and investigators from all those counties and the Michigan State Police and Michigan State University Police along with federal agents have formed a task force and say they will work non-stop until they find out who is shooting at vehicles.
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