BB-gun shootings investigated in Alexandria

Nine vehicles, five residences and two businesses were damaged since April 7.

Alexandria police are investigating a string of BB or pellet gun shootings that happened last week in the city limits.

Police Chief Scott Kent said his office received 16 property damage complaints since last Wednesday night, April 7 and continuing through Saturday, April 10.

Nine vehicles, five residences and two businesses were damaged, according to Kent. Although some people were inside their home or business when the shootings happened, there were no injuries, he said.

Kent added it's possible that most, if not all, the shootings happened Wednesday night or early Thursday morning but the damage wasn't noticed and reported until later. Most of the damage was to windows.

Because of the timing, locations and how the crimes were committed, police believe that one or two individuals were involved.


Four of the shootings happened on Jefferson Street and three were reported on Kenwood and Lake streets. Other locations were Highway 29 North, 12th Avenue East, South Broadway and 10th Avenue East.

Anyone with information about the shootings should call the Alexandria Police Department at 320-763-6631 or send a private message to the police department's Facebook page.

Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
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