Two states are experiencing alarming shooting incidents on the highway. Are there highway snipers in Michigan and Arizona?
On Friday, August 29, 2015, between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Arizona State troopers investigated two separate shooting incidents along Interstate 10.
The first shooting occurred eastbound along I-10, at approximately 11:03 a.m. A sport utility vehicle was fired upon and struck. The front seat passenger, a 13 year old female, sustained a cut to her right ear, and was treated on-scene by the Fire Department; she was not transported.
The second shooting occurred westbound between 35th Avenue and 59th Avenue, at approximately 11:09 a.m. A passenger-type bus was fired upon and struck. Only the driver was on-board and he was not injured. The third shooting occurred eastbound near 16th Street, at approximately 10:15 p.m. The victim stated she heard a loud banging sound however, she did not inspect her vehicle until Sunday 8/30/15; that is when she noticed bullet holes on the passenger side of the vehicle.
On August 31, 2015, a fourth shooting occurred eastbound near 24th Street, at approximately 4:25 a.m. A man driving a work truck heard a loud bang and thought that a rock struck the company truck. When he and other passengers arrived at their worksite, an inspection of the company truck revealed the driver side front headlamp had damage consistent with a bullet strike.
These incidents are under investigation by detectives.
MICHIGAN HIGHWAY SNIPER
Michigan is on the lookout for a possible highway sniper after several motorists along I-94 and I-69 have reported apparent bullet holes, but other cases of random highway shootings suggest that the case may not be easy to solve.
The incidents in Michigan stretch back more than a month, with the first reported case happening July 29. Police tied together reports from several motorists over the next three weeks that suggest a highway sniper could be shooting at cars along a busy corridor in the southern part of the state.
Police have already confirmed that one of the cars was damaged by a bullet, and said the other cases were likely from a weapon as well, CNN reported.
The alleged Michigan highway sniper does not appear to be following any particular pattern. Incidents have occurred both during the night and in broad daylight, and shots have come from different angles and struck different parts of cars. Police said they are not sure if the possible shooter is in a stationary location or in a moving car.
The incidents have led Michigan authorities to warn motorists about the possibly highway sniper, asking that they be aware of their surroundings and take caution.
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