RESIDENTS of a Flintshire town have been targeted by a string of pellet gun attacks.
Houses, cars and businesses in Flint have all been shot at by people using a BB gun in the past week, with windows targeted.
Police chiefs have made a plea to shooters to consider their actions before tragedy strikes.
Sgt John Williams, of North Wales Police, said anyone caught firing pellets at houses will be brought to justice.
In 1999 a 13-year-old schoolboy died after a pellet gun went off while he was playing in a garden in Abermorddu.
"There is obviously a safety issue here and we will prosecute anyone that we know to be responsible," Sgt Williams said.
"Windows have been targeted in Flint over the last week and this has the potential to have far more serious consequences."
The windows of two properties in Swinchiard Walk were reported as being damaged on August 17, while houses in Northop Walk and Meadowbank have also been targeted, police said.
The windscreen of a car in Meadowbank was also smashed on the same night, each with small pellet-sized holes.
Another window at a business address on Church Street has also been damaged to the tune of £100.
One householder, whose grandchild was asleep at the property when a pellet hit the window, said: "You don't what could happen next.
"If it had been a single pane of glass I would have been hit.
"I was sat watching tv and thought gravel had been thrown at the window.
"I heard someone running off and when I looked at the damage it was obvious it had been a pellet. It is very dangerous."
Another resident, who asked not to be named, added: "We thought we had been targeted and you worry who you might have upset.
"Hopefully those responsible will be caught and punished."
Residents in Swinchiard Walk say they have been beset by problems in the past.
Two months ago a number of cars were vandalised and windscreens shattered and residents say anti-social behaviour is an ongoing problem in the area.
North Wales Police earlier this year revealed that 39 incidents involving BB guns happened in a nine month period between April 2012 and January 2013.
Anyone with information about the incidents in Flint are advised to call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.