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CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. -- Authorities are looking into several cases of damaged vehicles along interstate highways in Calhoun and Branch counties.

According to the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, damage to the vehicles is “consistent with a firearm.”

The incidents happened between July 29 and Aug. 21 on Interstate 94 between 11 Mile Road and I-69 and on Interstate 69 between M-60 and Jonesville Road  in Branch County.  It’s unclear how many vehicles were damaged, but investigators said no injuries have been reported.

Authorities said evidence was recovered, but no bullets were found.

"The damage is not occurring on the same side of the vehicles. Some are going eastbound, some are going westbound," said Sheriff Matt Saxton.

Officials say it's still early on and they're still trying to piece it all together.

"We have over five incidents that appear to be connected but it’s also occurring on separate freeways 20 miles apart," said Saxton.

Police continue to investigate  and no suspects are in custody.

Saxton spoke of what drivers should do if they find themselves in such a situation. He said to make sure you're aware of your surroundings, take note of where the incident took place and pull off in a safe location where other people are around. Then you can safely call the authorities.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Silent Observer at (269) 781-9700.

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  • Tammy

    I had a friend a few nights ago have someone point a gun at her on m-66. They were standing on the Columbia Avenue overpass pointing what looked like a gun at her.