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Drive-by shootings in Pittsford

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"It was so distinct that I identified it as gunshots immediately," George Cook said.

Around 11 p.m. Wednesday, Cook was watching in the living room when someone pulled up in front of his Orchard Hill house and fired six shots into the siding and roof.

"I'm just thankful that it didn't go through the house," he said.

So is Plains Road resident Wayne Pelkey, who noticed the window to his van was shattered when he left for work at 11:30 p.m.

"I was thinking that someone threw something at it and broke it. I didn't have no idea nobody shot at it," Pelkey said.

And sometime later that night, the shooter came back-- this time firing at Pelkey's son's car, which wasn't at home when the van was shot. One bullet even entered the house.

"That's the bullet in the wall," Pelkey said. "It's still in there." Pelkey says he's just glad he wasn't in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"Say, if I was at the door, it would have hit me," he said.

And cars in the driveway in another home on Elm Street were fired at, which is making some residents feel uneasy.

Police say casings found at the scenes are from the same type of weapon; a .22 caliber handgun, but they haven't found a connection among the three families.

"From what we can see it's a random. We can't connect any of the houses together. We haven't ruled that out," Vt. State Trooper Casey Daniell said.

Trooper Daniell says the public should look suspicious traffic in the area and call the State police if anything catches their eye.

Police don't yet have a description of the car or cars the shooters may have used, and say they welcome any tips the public may have.

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