A friendly game of ghost in the graveyard turned a little more scary than anticipated after a male shot a pellet gun near a group of children at 9 p.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of Tara Drive.

Caledonia resident Dawn Burbey said her daughter was playing outside with about nine other children between the ages of 8 and 12-years-old when a male walked up to the end of the driveway and shot towards the group hitting Burbey’s van.

“As she spun to count someone, (he) shot towards the kids. It whizzed past her hair and hit my window, which blew out in her face,” Burbey said.

The man walked away on foot.

Burbey’s daughter wasn’t hurt, but she was shaken up a bit by what happened. Two holes were in the van window. Caledonia Police responded to the home and said the pellets looked like they were shot out with an Airsoft gun.

“It was very disturbing because he was shooting in the dark around all of those kids,” Burbey said.

The man was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, a black hat and blue jeans.

About 10 minutes before the incident a resident called the police about a suspicious man seen walking with “something in his hand.”

If you have any information about the incident, please call the Caledonia Police Department at (262) 835-4423.

We’ll update the story if we get more information.

 

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.