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Queen Anne's Sheriff's Office Looking for Pellet Shooter

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STEVENSVILLE, Md.- The Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office is warning drivers to be extra cautious when traveling on Route 8 in Kent Island.

"In the past three weeks we have had three people who have reported that their vehicles have been damaged by possibly a BB gun or a pellet gun coming from this area here on Route 8," said Sheriff Gary Hofmann.

Hofmann said the shooter has shattered two car windows and dented a truck door. According to the sheriff, the shooter is hiding in the woods and taking aim at moving vehicles. The incidents usually occur on weekdays between 6 and 8:30 p.m, Hofmann said.

Although it may seem like a game, the sheriff said this is no laughing matter.

"This is a real serious issue," he said. "If someone was driving with their window down and was struck by one of these pellets, they could easy drive off the road or into oncoming traffic and then we could possibly have a fatal crash."

One Stevensville resident said this is not surprising but it has got to stop.

"Growing up we all did the same thing, so I do believe it but it needs to stop," said Ryan Gardner.

Police are increasing patrols in the area near Marine Academy Drive. Brody Bennett of Stevensville is hoping the patrols will stop the shooter from striking again.

"If they have extra patrols out that's good enough because it's going to be hard to try and catch them in the woods at night," Bennett said. "There are many places to hide but like I said, it's going to cause a hazard sooner or later." 

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