Vandals go on shooting spree with BB guns

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Anthony Sandoval's family lives near 3rd Street and Hill Avenue.

"When I first heard about it I thought it was gunshots. Seven of our cars were smashed, with BB guns," Sandoval said.

Shooters left dozens of vehicles damaged, and with shattered windows.

"My cousin was taking my other cousin home, and she noticed that my grandma's window was shattered," Sandoval said.

He says he feels like he was targeted.

"My whole family lives on this street so knowing that mostly, all of our cars were shattered, it's scary," Sandoval said.

Especially because he has kids around.

"My cousins sleepover, my younger ones. There's almost a one-year-old," Sandoval said.

No one in his family was hurt, but when he found out there were shots in the night, he assumed the worst.

"When I heard the news, I came right over. I didn't even go to work because I wanted to know if everyone was ok," Sandoval said.

But Anthony's family weren't the only ones that took a hit.

"We are probably nearing 20 reports between the Grand Junction Police Department and the Mesa County Sheriff's office," said Spokesperson for GJPD, Heidi Davidson.

All the reports, sharing a common theme.

"Windows shot out by BB guns, or body damage to vehicles, because of BB guns," Davidson said.

And at least four different neighborhoods have been hit.

"In some neighborhoods, up to 15 or more cars in one neighborhood," Davidson said.

Leaving neighbors, still looking for answers.

"I just wish that we could figure out what's going on, how to stop it as fast as we can before anyone gets hurt, or have their property damaged,"

If you have any information about any of these cases, contact GJPD at 970-549-5000, or Mesa County Sheriff's Office at 970-244-3500.



 
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