A shot from a pellet gun early Wednesday shattered the left rear window of a car driven by Lawndale Mayor Sarann Kruse, a sheriff's spokesman said.
Sgt. Steven Fredericks of the Lennox Sheriff's Station, which patrols Lawndale, said there is no known motive for the shooting. He said investigators do not know whether it was specifically directed at Kruse.
Kruse, who was not injured, said she heard a loud noise but did not realize that a shot had been fired.
"I thought it was a car backfiring," she said in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon. "As I'm driving, I'm hearing this noise like gravel hitting the wheel well. It continued and I drove for about a block before I stopped to see what the noise was. That's when I saw that the window had been shattered.