Police asking for help figuring out series of ‘projectile’ incidents on roadways

CALHOUN COUNTY, MI (WLNS) – Calhoun county Sheriff Matthew Saxton said at a news conference Friday afternoon that three out of at least 20 vehicles have been hit by gunshots.

One was a semi-truck, the other two, pickup trucks traveling on both I-94 and 69. The only thing consistent with all three of those right now is the fact that it happened during daylight hours.

Police say they’ve determined several of the other vehicles have been damaged by road debris, others unknown causes, and so far they’ve seen damage to side windows–and damage to the front end of the cars.

Around 4 p.m. Thursday, the first vehicle that police believe was hit by a bullet was on I-69 near Stine Road in Eaton County’s Walton Township.

The second vehicle,  a semi-truck, was hit shortly after while driving through Calhoun County near mile marker 42, that’s just north of Marshall

Fortunately no one has been hurt as a result of any of these incidents; at this point police have not recovered any bullets and don’t have any suspects.

In the meantime, police in Calhoun County, Branch County, Eaton County and law enforcement across the board have elevated their patrols on the road and they say you can help them by reporting anything on the roadways they you think looks out of the ordinary.

“At this point that’s why we ask, if they do sustain damage, we want to make sure the complainants for victims don’t stop right there but take a mental note where they are on the freeway whether they’re are cars around them or there’s no cars around them, whether they see anything on the side of the road,” Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Saxton said.

Police are asking for your help, if you have any information that could lead to an arrest, or think your vehicle may have been hit, call the Silent Observer, that number (269) 781-9700

6 News will bring you any updates on this case as soon as it becomes available.

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