Arizona DPS offers $20,000 reward for info in highway shootings

By Greg Grisolano, Land Line associate editor | 9/9/2015

A string of nine shootings in the past 10 days along one stretch of Arizona highway has prompted law enforcement officials to offer a cash reward for information that will bring the person or persons responsible to justice.

Only one person – a 13-year-old girl who was cut by shattered glass – has been injured so far in the shooting incidents, according to Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves.

The shooting incidents have occurred along Interstate 10 in Phoenix and began in the late morning on Saturday, Aug. 29, when two vehicles were struck within a half-hour of each other on I-10 between 19th and 59th Avenues. A third vehicle was hit on the same freeway late that night. The fourth vehicle was shot on Sunday, Aug. 31, at about 4:25 a.m. in the same area, according to reports.

Graves said the vehicles involved in the initial incidents were a local commercial truck, a bus and two passenger cars.

On Tuesday a Phoenix police sergeant’s personal vehicle had a passenger window shattered while the officer was driving to work on eastbound I-10.

Police are asking motorists to be alert and exercise caution in the area. Graves said anyone with information about the shooting or who observes suspicious persons or activity should call the Arizona DPS at 602-644-5805.

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