More highway shootings in Calhoun & Eaton counties

Posted at 9:48 PM, Oct 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-01 21:48:40-04

CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. -- Police are urging drivers to stay vigilant after more vehicles were hit by apparent gunfire while on the highway. New incidents were reported in Calhoun and Eaton counties this week as authorities were still trying to piece together reports from this summer.

There have been three incidents reported in the past 10 days, and they're leaving law enforcement rattled. They also raise concerns for people living in the area.

One shooting happened near Athens along M-66 at about 4:30 p.m.  Wednesday.  Another shooting was reported during the day in Pennfield Township, but the scene had been “cleaned up” before deputies arrived.

Jeanne Piccard lives in the area and says she heard gunshots all morning Wednesday. "This is is not normal, so it's kind of scary," said Piccard.

Her suspicions were confirmed when a driver pulled into her driveway Wednesday afternoon and said her windshield had been shot out and broken pieces were in her lap.

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office confirmed that a firearm was used in that shooting, but other reported instances made around that time were harder to determine.

Authorities are asking drivers to be vigilant, and if you believe that your vehicle has been hit, call 9-1-1.