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Around 100 vehicles have windows shot out in St. Louis over the weekend

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A BB gun damaged car windows in St. Louis on September 24 (Credit: Brian Feldman / News 4) A BB gun damaged car windows in St. Louis on September 24 (Credit: Brian Feldman / News 4)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Police are investigating a spree of windows being shot out in different parts of St. Louis that happened during the last weekend in September.

The first reported shooting happened just before 2 a.m. on September 24 in the 7300 block of Parkview Drive, in the Princeton Heights neighborhood. Ten vehicles had windows shot out. 

Under an hour later, six vehicles had windows shot out between the 6000 block and 7100 block of Jamieson Avenue in St. Louis Hills. 

Then, around 4:30 a.m., 18 vehicles had windows shot out between the 2000, 2100, and 2200 blocks of Nebraska Avenue. 

Twelve vehicles in the 2900 to 3100 block of Shenandoah, 18 in the 2900 to 3100 blocks of Lafayette, 4 in the 2200 block of Arsenal, 27 in the 2300, 2800 and 2300 block of Park and 2900 to 3000 blocks of Caroline and one in the 7300 block of Hampshire also had their windows shot out.

Anthony Burchett, victim said, “It’s probably just kids with nothing better to do.  It’s just a shame that’s just the way that it is. It’s just a shame. We love our city. We hate that’s the way that it is and it’s not terribly uncommon.”

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said all the windows appear to have been shot out with a BB gun. 

Neal Richardson, another victim said, “It’s very disappointing but the first thing I thought was when I first moved to this neighborhood 16 years ago it happened more back then. It reminded me to be thankful for how this doesn’t happen as much.”

It is not known whether or not these shootings are related and police say they do not have any leads. No one was injured and none of the victims have reported anything taken from their vehicles.

“My wife and I it just drives us to want to be a more positive influence on the community,” said Burchett. “I coach soccer down the street.  We have a neighborhood team.  My wife said this is why you coach.  This is why you do it.  There are kids here who need better influences and need better things to do.”

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