STERLING – Five cars have now been found in Sterling with their windows shot out, Sterling Police said in a news release Friday.
Police responded Monday night to two calls of shots fired and found three cars with their windows shot out. Two more cars have since been found to have been damaged, one later Tuesday morning, and the next on Wednesday.
The cars were found in the 400 block of 16th Avenue, in the 600 and 700 blocks of West Seventh Street, and in the 900 block of Seventh Avenue.
Detective Ryan Brownell said that the shootings are being treated as an act of vandalism.
“There’s nothing that makes it appear to be gang related,” Brownell said. “There’s no connection between any of the victims.”
According to police, a witness at one of the scenes reported seeing a darker, older model two-door vehicle drive past one of the cars when a gunshot was heard. It was last seen traveling west on the 700 block of West Seventh Street.
Anyone with information is asked to call Sterling Police, 815-632-6640, or Whiteside County Crime Stoppers, 815-625-7867.