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Police: Firearm projectiles damage parked car's window
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Police: Firearm projectiles damage parked car's window

Police said a vehicle was damaged after someone discharged a firearm in the parking lot at a custom tool manufacturer.

Janesville police Sgt. Mike Blaser said officers responded to a report of shots fired at Precision Drawn Metals on Plainfield Avenue on Friday at 1:58 p.m.

The police department said a man shot into the parking lot three or four times from his car, damaging the passenger side window of a parked vehicle. People were working inside the building when the projectiles were fired, but no injuries were reported.

The damage was consistent with a pellet gun but a small caliber firearm is not being ruled out as the firearm used in the incident, police said. An employee in the parking lot witnessed the incident.

The driver was described as white, and the vehicle he was driving was a black two-door car. It was possible a Pontiac Grand Prix, according to the report.

The police department said it did not know if the incident was related to vandalism at the Janesville Mall on Milton Avenue in which multiple cars parked there had windows broken out.

Blaser said vehicles owned by the Gordie Bouche car dealership were parked in the mall's overflow spots and had their rear windows broken on three occasions over a span of four days. Eight vehicles were vandalized on March 31, two more on April 1 and two more April 3. Vehicles were damaged but no injuries were reported.

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