Bulger witness: Car hit was like a 'firing squad'

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BOSTON (AP) - A man who survived a wild shooting told jurors at James "Whitey" Bulger's racketeering trial that it felt like "a firing squad hit us" when a car he was in was struck by more than 100 bullets.
   
Frank Capizzi said he was riding in the back seat behind Albert Plummer when the car was shot up in March 1973. Capizzi was shot multiple times. Plummer, a member of a rival gang, was killed.
   
Capizzi said he soon left Boston out of fear.
   
When Bulger's lawyer began to question him, Capizzi invoked his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination.
   
The 83-year-old Bulger is charged with playing a role in 19 murders during the 1970s and '80s while allegedly leading the mostly Irish-American Winter Hill Gang. He has pleaded not guilty.

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BOSTON (AP) - More family members of people allegedly killed by James "Whitey" Bulger and his gang are expected to take the witness stand at Bulger's racketeering trial.
   
Several relatives gave emotional testimony Thursday, describing how they heard their loved ones were killed.
   
Donald Milano told the jury about hearing on the radio that his older brother, Michael, had been slain in 1973.
   
A woman who was in Milano's car that night described ducking down as she heard a barrage of bullets being fired at the car. She was shot in the arm, while her boyfriend was left a quadriplegic from the shooting.
   
Additional relatives are expected to testify Friday.
   
The 83-year-old Bulger is accused of playing a role in 19 murders during the 1970s and '80s while allegedly running the Winter Hill Gang. He has pleaded not guilty.

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