Phoenix on Alert After Serial Freeway Shootings; 4 Vehicles Hit

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I-10 shooting
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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.

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