CAPE CORAL, Fla. — The last thing anyone would expect is to be shot with a pellet gun while walking along one of Cape Coral’s busier streets, but that is what happened to one person Monday night.
“I don’t want to get hit by any guns,” resident Austin Owens said.
That is the reaction from many.
“That’s absolutely horrible that shouldn’t have happened,” resident Kim Scoini said.
The suspect did not shoot actual bullets, but rather water pellets.
The victim told police he was walking when a person in a BMW driving by, shot them on their backside with this, a water pellet gun.
“Anything that is intended to hurt someone is not cool,” Owens said.
The victim told police they heard the sound of a gun firing, just seconds before the pellet hit them. Then the car sped off.
“That has to be some type of assault, come on,” Owens said.
And the Cape Coral Police Department (CCPD) told us, it is. They are conducting a battery investigation, so far there are not any leads.
“You never know what is going to be shot at you,” Scoini said.
She said she is nervous to take her grandson anywhere.
“That shouldn’t have actually happened driving Del Prado, and someone walking down Del Prado,” she said. “That’s one thing playing with it in your house but not that, yea that’s horrible.”
Police said shooting water pellet guns is a crime, and it is becoming more common. Most of the time though, they say kids are involved.
“They should be more careful when they are giving it to them,” she said.
If the police find out who did it, that person could face jail time.