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Extra Patrols Added Where Windows Shattered In Northern Colorado

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)- Law enforcement has added extra patrols along Interstate 25 where shattered windows have been reported. Investigators continue to be baffled by the mystery of what's causing the shattered windows.

There have been eight shattered windows along the I-25 corridor in Northern Colorado and other cities in that region since April 21. Three of those were reported on Wednesday.

Randy Lingbloom's shattered window (credit: CBS)

So far authorities have only been able to explain one of the bizarre incidents. Last Wednesday someone shot out Cori Romero's car window as she entered the highway near Fort Collins, seriously injuring the 20-year-old.

Romero had called 911 because she thought she had been in a crash near Fort Collins before realizing someone actually shot a bullet through her sedan window, striking her in the neck.

Cori Romero I-25 shooting victim
Cori Romero gives a thumbs up from her hospital room after being shot in the neck (credit: Lesley Quezada)

There are also cases under investigation in Weld County, Larimer County, Fort Collins, Wellington, Loveland, Mead and Keenesburg. The struggle now is trying to find a common link in the cases.

Deputies still have no leads in last week's shooting, and there's still a possibility at least some of the broken windows are just a coincidence. But since authorities can't prove they aren't shootings, drivers -- especially along I-25 -- are on alert, and on edge.

Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators are sharing information with other law enforcement agencies and using crime analysis procedures to track the incidents in efforts to establish potential patterns that my assist with the investigations.

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