Whitman: Pellet gunman shoots out windows of vehicles and salon

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Whitman police are on the hunt for a pellet gunman who’s causing destruction to private property around town.

According to Whitman Police Chief Scott Benton, the car windows of five vehicles have been shot out. A local salon was also shot at by a person with a pellet gun Tuesday afternoon.

“It’s kind of spread out throughout town. It’s almost like they’re going up and down some major roadways [like] Temple Street, Washington Street, and then it does veer off to Harvard Street,” said Chief Scott Benton

No one was inside the vehicles when they were shot at. No injuries have been reported but a lot of damage is left over. “You’re looking at probably an average of $250 and up, which is malicious damage, so it’s a felony,” explained Chief Benton

Chief Benton says the unknown pellet gunman could face several charges including assault with a deadly weapon, “Just about anything that’s placing fear is the assault so it’s just sticking that weapon out the vehicle puts people in fear.”

Whitman police fielded the first call about damage caused by a pellet gun Monday at 10PM. The calls continued Tuesday morning into the afternoon.

Chief Benton says they currently have no suspects but they’re working in connection with the Plymouth County Sherriff’s Department to find the gunman.

Chief Benton believes the gunman is traveling by vehicle and asks residents to call police if they see any suspicious activity.

About Trisha McNeilly

With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.