POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car was shot at in a Banbury carpark in broad daylight.
The owner believed between four and five pellets had been fired at the driver’s side window, which later shattered.
There were also three dents in the roof of the Mini, which had been parked in Calthorpe Street, Banbury.
Owner Heather Haymes, 35, said wasn’t with the car when the shooting happened on Thursday last week, but was told by a witness that a male was seen shooting at the car from the balcony of nearby flats.
Property manager Mrs Haymes said: “This person/child needs to be stopped and he needs to realise how his simple-minded stupidity could have been a lot worse than just a smashed car window.”
She is urging the woman who spoke to her or anyone who knows about the incident to contact police.
Mrs Haymes said: “She heard the shots and then saw the damage caused to my car. I of course called 999 to report this immediately.
“When police came to assess the situation, they went into the flat where the shots apparently came from and reported that no young person was inside the property and no weapon was found on site.
“I’m disgusted with what happened this afternoon but luckily it was only my car that took the ‘hit’ but this could quite as easily have been a person or child who was passing by and I dread to think what could have been, if the pellet went straight through my car window then who knows what injury could have been caused if it hit a person passing by.”
Speaking on the day of the incident, a police spokesman said: “Thames Valley Police was called shortly after 2.15pm yesterday (31/8) to a report of a car having been damaged by pellets in Calthorpe Street, Banbury.
“Officers attended and are investigating the offence of criminal damage in relation to the vehicle.”
So far, no-one has been arrested.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting URN 689 31/8.