Fergus Falls Police investigating pellet gun shooting spreeFergus Falls, MN (WDAY TV) - Police are connecting the dots, trying to find out who's responsible for a shooting spree in Fergus Falls. Police say someone fired a BB or Air-Soft gun at two parked cars, plus a packed school bus.
Police are connecting the dots, trying to find out who's responsible for a shooting spree in Fergus Falls. Police say someone fired a BB or Air-Soft gun at two parked cars and a packed school bus.
Fergus Falls Police say there are no injuries, but since one of the shootings was straight at a school bus full of students, they're highly concerned.
Detective Sergent Terry Eldien – Fergus Falls Police: "The students are all talking on the bus, and some even facing toward where the damage occurred. Somebody could've been struck in the face, or neck, or eye area."
Detective Sergeant Terry Eldien says the shooting spree started Thursday night around 9:30 when shots were fired at a bus full of international students from Hillcrest Lutheran Academy.
Detective Sergent Terry Eldien: "They heard two sharp noises and what it was was glass cracking in the back of the bus."
The BBs or pellets didn't break through the glass, but still caused about $230 in damage. Less than 18 hours later two vehicles along the 800 block of Fir Avenue dealt with damage to windows too. That cost is not yet calculated.
Detective Sergent Terry Eldien: "It's fairly random, and we haven't had any more instances over the weekend so we're not sure if we'll have any more."
Homeowner Jeanette Grasshoff lives on Fir, and says this is the very reason she parks her car in the garage.
Jeanette Grasshoff - Homeowner: "I'm almost scared to park my car anyplace different."
Now, Grasshoff says she'll keep an even closer watch on the activity on her street.
Jeanette Grasshoff: "Heard of it happening at the mall and other places but not right here at our place."
If the crimes are connected the suspects could face felonies and other charges for firing a gun in city limits, vandalizing vehicles, and 2nd degree assault.
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy couldn't comment on camera, but says it doesn't feel like any of its students are being targeted.