3 men arrested after gunfire from target practice hits cars on I-90

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MADISON, Wis. — Three men were arrested Saturday afternoon after a car was hit by gunfire.

According to an incident report, Bryan R. Spangler, 44, of Cottage Grove; Jon D. Zimmerman, 50, of Oak Creek; and Jeffrey Zimmerman, 48, of Wabasha, were all arrested on suspicion of second-degree recklessly endangering safety. All three men were booked into the Dane County Jail.

The report said Wisconsin State Patrol responded at 2:15 p.m. to a report from a caller who believed the windows to his car had been “shot” out.

Police said the caller was driving on I-90 near mile marker 146 when windows to his vehicle shattered. As authorities responded, two more callers reported damage to their vehicles.

A search for suspects was eventually narrowed to the Town of Cottage Grove, where all three men had been shooting target practice of various caliber on Vilas Road. The report said the men had been shooting at targets, but the interstate was only a few hundred yards behind.

Anyone who believes their car may have sustained damage from gunfire is asked to contact the Dane County Communications Center at 608-255-2345.