Pellet gun suspected in I-75 ‘projectiles’

Several vehicles’ rear windows were shattered along southbound I-75 Sunday afternoon by attacks that police are blaming on a pellet gun.

The Michigan State Police said four drivers reported that their cars were struck by projectiles between 3:10 and 3:25 p.m. There were no injuries.

A pair of early evening tweets from the MSP said the attacks came along a 10-mile stretch from Rochester Road in Troy to the Davison in Detroit. Three of the incidents were reported to the MSP’s Metro North post and the fourth complaint went to Troy police.

Evidence technicians inspected the cars, said Lt. Mike Shaw of the MSP, and quickly ruled out road debris. A later MSP tweet said, “There were no bullet holes or bullets located in any of the vehicles ... We are leaning towards vandalism (Pellet Gun) at this point. We are continuing to investigate.”

The state police said no further incidents had been reported, and asked that anyone who had not reported a suspected strike to contact them.