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Two bullets hit a city building

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Shots are fired at a Waterloo city building, not once, but twice in two weeks.    

Bullets hit the city's Public Works building, on two different days leaving two different bullet holes.

Police say, they were most likely related to drive by shootings in the area.

Though the building was closed and no one was hurt when the shootings happened, the Waterloo Public Works director says he is still concerned.

One bullet hole was left in a window and another in a garage door, both at the Public Works building in Waterloo.

"It's kind of surprising to find and we hope that it's extremely random and doesn't happen again," said Mark Rice, Waterloo Public Works director.

Two random gunshots happened over the past few weeks.

Rice says he doesn't think that the Waterloo Public Works building was targeted, but he say that the stray bullets could have been from a drive by shooting.

"We believe that random gunfire hit the building during a drive by out on Glenwood Street," said Rice.

A bullet went through the sign and paint shop's garage door. Police say a bullet went through that garage door, ricocheted into the interior wall and traveled straight to the back of the room, hitting a second garage door.

Employees found the bullet when they arrived for work Friday morning.

"Of course we are concerned, but I guess there is piece of mind knowing the building itself wasn't targeted," said Rice. "We have concerns for our employees, they've not expressed any desire not to come to work because of it, but there is a level of concern."

The director says he isn't sure there is a way to prevent this from happening again, but he says they are not moving the Public Works building.

The Public Works director is hopeful they find where the shots came from so that this does not happen again. If you have any information, contact local police.

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