Cars targeted on expressway

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Several drivers are getting an unexpected surprise when driving into Birmingham on the Red Mountain Expressway.

CBS42 has received reports of bricks being hurled at cars from the Highland Avenue overpass. One report comes to us from a viewer through reportit@cbs42.com.

The woman tells us her car was targeted Friday night just before 10 p.m. A window on her car was blown out. Officers responding to the scene wrote on the report that the damage was caused by an “unknown projectile.”

CBS42 checked with Glass Masters in Birmingham. An unidentified employee there tells us several cars have come into the business for repairs. Each car had similar damage to the windows and their owners similar stories.

In at least one case a driver reported being shot at while waiting for officers to arrive to file a report.

CBS42 did speak with Lt. Sean Edwards with the Birmingham Police Department. Edwards confirmed that the department has responded to reports of bricks being thrown at cars but Edwards says he has no formal complaints of damage caused by gunfire.

Drivers are warned to be careful while driving the roadway. Anyone with information about the attacks are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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