HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ohio - Drivers in Highland Heights are on edge as police search for whoever shattered two car windows along busy Brainard Road around 3 p.m. Wednesday. The call came in as a shooting, but police said a marble-sized ball bearing found inside one of the vehicles indicates it might have been launched by a slingshot.
Somonique Logan, of Euclid, was driving a transport van for people with disabilities when a rear passenger window suddenly shattered. She pulled over near the entrance of Millridge Elementary School and discovered a pickup truck going the opposite direction had also been hit, and its rear driver’s side window also shattered.
“I tried not to get into an accident or hit anybody because when that happened it's like you gotta hurry up and pull over," Logan said.
Millridge Elementary was placed on lockdown for about an hour as police responded and investigated whether there was a shooter in the area. Highland Heights police said they did not find any suspects, but did discover the marble-sized ball bearing inside one of the targeted vehicles. Police said it’s unclear if it was launched from a sling shot or thrown by hand.
Logan said she’d just dropped off a passenger, who had been sitting right next to the smashed window.
“If one of them had still been sitting there, they could have definitely been hit,” she said.