4 boats hit by pellets; Police search for shooter

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SHE WAS ALMOST SHOT. ARI HAIT LIVE WITH THE STORY. Reporter: POLICE SAY THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENED FOUR SEPARATE TIMES RECENTLY. AND EACH CASE, THE BOATS COME UNDER THE DRAWBRIDGE HERE. AND WE’RE TRAVELING SOUTH WHEN THE SHOT COMES USUALLY FROM THE WEST SIDE, OVER TO THE EAST SIDE HITTING THE BOAT IN THE WATER. THEY NEED TO KNOW WHO’S DOING THIS BECAUSE THEY NEED TO GET THIS PERSON OFF THE STREETS. THE DRAWBRIDGE GOES UP AND THE BOATS MOVE IN THE INTERCOSTAL AND DELRAY BEACH. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR HOBBIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA. BUT LLTELY, THIS HAS BECOME DANGEROUS. ON FOUR DIFFERENT OCCASION, SOMEBODY HAS FIRED A PELLET GUN AT BOATS. DETECTIVES REALLY NEED INFORMATION ON WHO’S DOING THIS. Reporter: ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORTS, THE FIRST TIME WAS IN SEPTEMBER, AGAIN IN OCTOBER, AND TWICE IN NOVEMBER. JOANNE AND ROBIN WERE ON THEIR 65 BIKES WHEN THEY HEARD A LOUD BANG. WE GOT DOWN ACTUALLY BECAUSE WE WEREN’T SURE IF IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN. AND THEN WHEN WE LOOKED AROUND WE REALIZEDED IT HAVE IT WAS A GUNSHOT.

Reporter: THE PELLET HAD GONE THROUGH THE GLASS. SHE LOOKED DOWN TO SEND THE TEXT AND THE PELLET JUST MISSED HER HEAD. COULD BE LIFE CHANGING. PUT AN EYE OUT. POSSIILY COULD HAVE KILLED ME. COULD HAVE KILLED MY HUSBAND. Reporter: SO FAR THIS HAS ONLY HAPPENED ON THE WEEKENDS AND HAPPENED AROUND NOON. POLICE BELIEVE THE SAME PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE AND THEY HAVE A THEORY AS TO WHY. POSSIBLY IT’S SOMEBODY WHO’S DISGRUNTLED FOR SOME REASON. POSSIBLY ABOUT THE WAY THE BOATS ARE LEAVING. Reporter: ONE PERSON HAS BEEN HIT, BUT NOT SERIOUSLY. POLICE ND BOATERS ARE AFRAID THAT COULD CHANGE. IT DEFINITELY SEEMS AS THOUGH SOMEBODY WAS AIMING FOR PEOPLE. AS OPPOSED TO JUST TRYING TO HIT THE BOAT. AT THIS POINT, POLICE HAVE NOT MADE ANY ARRESTS IN THIS CASE. IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO’S .

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