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Cars fired on by high-powered BB gun in Sammamish

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Tracey Kerlee says she's thankful her children weren't hit by the BB that ricocheted around her car as she was driving along Sahale Way.
SAMMAMISH, Wash. - Families came under fire in Sammamish on Sunday when someone hid out along a busy road and took pot-shots with a high-powered BB gun.

It was just around lunchtime when a Sunday drive along Sahalee Way became a shooting gallery as BBs struck at least two cars.

One mom says she was driving her kids when a BB came through their open window. Tracey Kerlee had her two kids strapped in the back seat and was driving her son to football practice when someone fired a shot.

"It was just a loud boom," she says.

The back windows were rolled down and Kerlee believes the BB flew past her children's faces, hit something and started ricochetting inside the car.

"The BB came through the back passenger window and ended up in the front driver's seat after striking my husband's knee in the front," she says.

Another driver had his newborn daughter in a car seat and his 5-year-old daughter in the back seat when a BB shattered the driver's side window of his SUV.

The father pulled over - and said he's just relieved his children weren't hurt.

Kerlee says she thinks the shooting was intentional.

"That's a 45-mph road, so I mean to have hit two cars with pretty decent aim right through the windows - they were clearly going for that," she says.

Sammamish police arrived and started checking nearby homes.

One victim later spoke to investigators and learned officers contacted a 17-year-old boy and his 18-year-old friend. Police would only tell KOMO News they had developed some leads - and that it's an open investigation.

Kerlee says it could have been so much worse.

"Very dangerous," she says. "I mean, we've got a kid in the back seat. That could have hit him very easily - could have hit him in the face."

Nobody was physically hurt in the shooting incidents.

If someone is arrested, the suspect could be charged with reckless endangerment.