Investigation into what is hitting cars on highway continues

(WLNS) – A task force, Michigan State Police and three county sheriff’s departments met Friday to try and connect the dots between a series of baffling reports of damaged cars on mid-Michigan highways.

It’s hard to say how concerned police are because they say they don’t know what all the projectiles are.

But at least three have been confirmed as gunshots. Police are ramping up patrols to make sure everyone is safe as they drive on Michigan highways.

It has been described as “frustrating” and “a mystery.”

Now possibly more than seven vehicles have been hit with what police are calling ‘projectiles.’

And they’re stepping up patrols most recently in Eaton County.

“We believe this may be the same sort of incident where windows are being shattered from some sort of projectile,” said Sheriff Tom Reich, Eaton County.

Thursday on I-69 near mile marker 54 in Eaton County, another window was blown out of a car that was simply driving along, but when police arrived less than 10 minutes later, there was little to see.

“Nothing has been found on our particular incident Calhoun County might be a different story but until we have more details from the Task Force today, I won’t have any other details on that.”

Last week a major crimes task force was assembled made up of eight different departments from around the area to look into why this damage is happening.

Now Eaton County may be the latest addition to the task force.

“We’re very fortunate that Calhoun County and the Michigan State Police have gathered their task force together and hopefully we can be a part of that to assist in the investigation.”

Police will continue to investigate this situation in Eaton County.

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