Merrillville, IN – An Indiana State Police (ISP) trooper woke up to the sound of gunshots outside his home as a suspect opened fire on his vehicles.
At about 4:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the trooper was awakened by “what he thought were gunshots,” ISP spokeswoman Sergeant Ann Wojas told the Chicago Tribune.
“He looked out his residence but saw nothing,” Sgt. Wojas said.
The next morning, when the trooper was leaving his house, he went outside and discovered bullet holes in his personal vehicle, a 2005 Chevrolet Aztec, and in his police car, a 2014 Dodge Charger. The bullets had struck both vehicles in their front passenger doors.
Police said the bullet that struck the police cruiser ricocheted, and then hit the trooper’s house, WBBN reported.
Authorities were able to recover one bullet at the scene, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
“It appears to be a drive-by shooting with a semi-automatic weapon,” Sgt. Wojas told the Chicago Tribune.
Sgt. Wojas said they received a report of “multiple shots being fired” from a neighbor who was taking his dog out at the time. She said several other people called 911 to report the same thing.
Nobody was injured in the shooting, police said.
Police were investigating and have asked for the public’s help. Anyone with information on the shooting at the state trooper’s house was asked to call Detective Brian McCall at 219-696-6242.