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Butte County Sheriff investigating suspected Durham air gun shootings

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Butte County Sheriff's Office

DURHAM, Calif. - The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple air gun shootings between Sept. 16 and Sept. 17, BCSO said. 

BCSO said a man was driving on Holland Avenue in Durham Saturday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. with his driver’s side car window rolled down when he felt an object hit his arm and begin to bleed. The man reported the injury to BCSO.

On Sunday morning around 5:55 a.m., BCSO said a woman drove into the Dollar General parking lot when she heard an object strike her leg. The woman sustained a minor injury. She reported the incident to BCSO, and deputies searched the surrounding areas. They did not locate any suspects. 

Later on Sunday, just before 8:30 p.m., BCSO said a deputy was patrolling on Holland Avenue near Brown Street when the deputy heard an object hit the side of the patrol car. The deputy exited the vehicle and observed a small dent in the door. Upon investigation, the deputy thought a BB or pellet hit the car door. 

The deputy searched the surrounding area but was unable to find any suspects. 

BCSO believes the three incidents are related and believes the suspect(s) are using an air gun.

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