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Weld County deputies investigate random highway shooting

The sheriff's office said a truck was struck by gunfire west of Hudson Friday morning.

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — The Weld County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) is investigating what they're calling a random highway shooting west of Hudson. 

According to WCSO, a driver for a fracking company was driving eastbound on Highway 52 between Weld County roads 37 and 43 between 4:45 a.m. and 5 a.m. Friday when he heard what sounded like a loud backfire. 

He thought the noise had come from a passing vehicle traveling the opposite way, according to the sheriff's office. 

When the driver got to work he found a large bullet hole in the driver's side door, according to WCSO, and the bullet fell to the ground when he opened the door. 

Credit: Weld County Sheriff's Office

The sheriff's office said deputies checked the area, but there is no surveillance in the area to help them find a suspect. 

WCSO said the suspect is thought to be driving a light-colored sedan. The fracking truck driver couldn't provide any other information because it was still dark when the incident happened, according to the sheriff's office. 

Credit: Weld County Sheriff's Office

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Deputy Tony Cano at 970-400-4073.

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