Officials: Bullets recovered in Janesville apartments were fired from interstate

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Ted Sullivan
Saturday, April 23, 2011
— Two bullets found inside Janesville apartments could be related to other shootings from a vehicle traveling on Interstate 90/39, investigators said Friday.

A bullet was found at 5:04 p.m. Thursday in the wall of an apartment bedroom at 2940 Carrousel Lane, west of the Interstate, according to Janesville Police Department reports.

A second bullet was found underneath a rocking chair in the bedroom of a different apartment in the same building, reports stated.

Both bullets were described as full metal jackets similar to .40-caliber rounds, reports stated. The trajectory of the bullets indicated they were fired from the Interstate.

The shooting occurred Wednesday night but wasn’t reported until Thursday, Deputy Police Chief John Olsen said.

“I think both people were home and heard noise but

didn’t think anything of it at the time,” Olsen said, adding that no one was injured.

The Janesville incident was one of several shootings Wednesday from a vehicle headed south on the Interstate, officials said. Shootings occurred in Dane and Rock counties in Wisconsin, and in Winnebago County in Illinois.

Christine A. Hudson, 50, of Albion Township was shot while inside her home along Goede Road, officials said. The bullet went through her door and couch before striking her.

Hudson was treated for injuries at a local hospital, officials said.

Winnebago County Deputy Chief Dominic Iasparro told WCLO radio that three homes were struck along the Interstate near Rockford. He said businesses also were hit in Loves Park, Ill.

Olsen said people living near the Interstate shouldn’t worry that the shootings will continue.

“As far as we can tell right now, it’s a random thing,” he said.

Investigators from Rock, Dane and Winnebago counties are working together on the cases. They’re expected to meet next week.

Investigators have no suspects, Olsen said, and the incident remains under investigation.

Investigators plan to review video cameras on the Interstate to gather information, reports stated. Camera footage at tollbooths in Illinois also will be reviewed.

People with tips should call law enforcement, Iasparro said.

“The best tools that law enforcement has are the eyes and ears of the public,” he said. “We’re asking anyone with any information, any knowledge of what took place or any observations to please call law enforcement.”

People living along the Interstate should check their homes for damage that might have been caused by gunfire, officials said.

To help

Anyone with information about the Interstate 90/39 shootings is encouraged to call the tipster hotline at (608) 284-6900.

Last updated: 4:55 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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