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At approximately 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 4, a Missouri University of Science and Technology student found what appeared to be bullet holes in two vehicles at the university’s Experimental Mine. The shots were fired when the mine property was vacant, between 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, and 7:15 a.m. Friday, April 4. There were no injuries.
Gunshot damage to a third vehicle was discovered at approximately 4 p.m. Friday. The vehicle, which was driven off site at 7:15 a.m. Friday, was inspected for damage upon its return to the Experimental Mine.
The driver’s side and passenger’s side windows were shot out of the first vehicle, a black Ford Ranger pickup. A bullet passed through the second vehicle, a late model Chevrolet 2500 extended cab pickup, entering on the passenger’s side and exiting on the driver’s side. A bullet hole was found in the bed of the third truck, a 2000 F250 Ford, late this afternoon.
A bullet fragment was recovered at the scene approximately six feet from the driver’s side of the Chevrolet.
University Police were called to the scene at approximately 11 a.m. Officers investigated the area and no suspect was immediately identified. Officers took numerous photographs of the damage to the vehicles to determine the trajectory of the shots.
University Police are continuing their investigation, determining the location from which the shots were fired. Officers plan to increase their patrolling of the Experimental Mine property.
Any persons with information relating to this crime are asked to call the University Police at 573-341-4300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.