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Police wait full week before accepting report of bullet shattering driver’s window, trucker says

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A truck driver says a local police station waited an entire week before filing a report detailing a bullet shattering his windshield. 

Trucker Kenneth Campbell was heading home after a week OTR when his windshield cracked and his passenger window suddenly shattered. Campbell eventually found a safe place to pull over and realized that his window was shattered by a bullet, and he was lucky that he hadn’t been hurt. 

“I seen a hole an inch diameter at the top of the windshield just below the visor and that’s when I realized that I was shot at,” he said to KMOV 4 News.

The incident happened on August 11th on Interstate 270 at the Lindbergh overpass in Hazelwood, Missouri, but Campbell says it took the Hazelwood Police a week to take his report. Now, Campbell says the bullet is still wedged in his door frame. 

Campbell is not the first to be shot at in Missouri this year – a man was killed during a highway shooting in St. Louis on I-55 just last month, and nearby Illinois reports that there have been 14 interstate shootings this year, making five more than this time last year. 

“Six inches to the left, it would have been a headshot,” Campbell concluded.

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