Car window shot by pellets as kids sit in backseat, police say | Crime
Police are investigating a west side incident between two parties last week that lead to the rear window of a family's car being shot out with a pellet gun.
The Madison Police Department said a car carrying a 28-year-old man, 29-year-old woman and their children, an 11-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy, was damaged by a pellet gun and the man struck by a pellet Wednesday at about 9:13 p.m.
Police said the 28-year-old man was in an earlier confrontation with several men, and the parties saw each other again at the parking lot of the Mobil gas station, 901 S. Gammon Road.
The kids were in the back seat of the car when a man shot pellets from a pellet gun at the vehicle, breaking the back window, striking a rear passenger window and hitting the man in the arm, according to the report. The woman and the two kids were not injured, police said.
Police said the gas station incident stemmed from an earlier confrontation when a vehicle tailgating the family's car on Schroeder Road honked the horn.
According to the report, the man stopped to see why the other vehicle was following him and sprayed three men with mace when they got out of the other car.
Following the mace spraying, the other men drove off, police said.
Police described the man who fired the pellet gun at Mobil as black between 18 to 20 years old. He was wearing a white T-shirt.
Police said it wasn't clear why the men were tailgating the family's car.