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Pellet gun fired at moving vehicles in Epping

Posted by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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Pellet gun fired at moving vehicles in Epping

Windshields broken after shots fired

Published  12:23 PM EDT Jul 24, 2013

EPPING, N.H. —Police in Epping said someone is firing a pellet gun at moving vehicles in the town.

No one has been hurt, but Epping police said the practice is dangerous and has resulted in several broken windows.

Police said five incidents have happened on Beede Hill. Four moving vehicles were fired at, and another parked car was damaged.

"We're concerned that either the driver will get hit with a pellet or the damage will distract the driver and cause an accident," said Capt. Jason Newman.

Investigators said the first shot was fired at a moving vehicle on July 13, and police think they know what the shooter used.

"We believe it was an airsoft gun that shoots hard plastic pellets," Newman said. "At one of the scenes, we were able to recover some of the pellets, so that's what leads us to believe that it came from airsoft guns."

The pellets were recovered from a yard where the front windshield of a parked pickup truck was shot out. In the other four shootings, the last of which happened on July 17, the pellets were fired at moving vehicles. Police believe that whoever is responsible was hiding in the woods.

"On each occasion when we received a report, the officer responded directly to the area, and we were never able to find anybody in the area," Newman said.

Investigators said they're not sure if one person or several people were responsible, and while they don't know for sure, they think it's probably teenagers.

"This seems like it would be something more at the juvenile level, but we don't have anything solid to confirm that at this point," Newman said.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Epping police.



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rosemagic01
by Holli on Jul. 24, 2013 at 3:31 PM

This is crazy! Why would someone even do something so stupid!! I hope no one gets seriously hurt! 

lasombrs
by Sara on Jul. 24, 2013 at 5:52 PM

That sucks we are the town over from pepping :( I hate those air soft guns they can really hurt someone

jennient3
by Jennie on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:05 PM
Why. That's my response with a SMH.
ckroch
by Colleen on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:11 PM
Losers
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by Suzzanne on Jul. 25, 2013 at 12:46 AM

 Another random act of stupidity...I just hope no one gets hurt. Windows can be replaced, dents can be popped out and painted....

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