Police search for Michigan highway sniper
Detroit, MI, United States (4E) – Michigan police recently published a sketch of a shooter suspected of randomly firing at people in their cars in a stretch of a Detroit highway, one man was injured after two shootings Saturday.
Police said a baseball fan, who was driving last Saturday afternoon along interstate 96 on the way to a baseball game in Detroit, was shot in his left hip. The 46-year-old victim is the first to be injured in the attacks.
Around 30 minutes earlier and nearly a mile away, an 18-year-old’s rear driver’s side window shattered after being stuck by a bullet but he was not wounded.
According to authorities, the suspect is described as a man in his 30s and may be driving a dark 1998 Toyota Camry or a 1998 Oldsmobile Alero.
It was reported that the highway sniper has attacked 24 times along Intertstate 96 since mid-October. The shooter usually targets drivers, however, one man was hit while taking out his garbage.
Police revealed the suspect drives along I-96 and uses a semiautomatic handgun to fire at other motorists.
Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte said they are expecting more shootings after the initial round because he explained “you don’t have 22 incidents and then have it all of a sudden stop.”
A federal and state task force have been created to catch the suspect.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Crime Stoppers are offering $102,000 for information leading to the suspect’s arrest.