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Posted on Mon, Nov 5, 2012 : 4:31 p.m.

I-96 corridor shootings: Police say number of tips climbing

By Cindy Heflin

The number of tips climbed to 2,800 in the investigation into the string of Interstate 96 corridor shootings, the Detroit Free Press reported. State police said 200 tips had come in since Friday.

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Sketch of suspect

AP photo

Police have said they believe the shooter is a white man in his 20s or 30s. Witnesses have reported he drives a dark car.

A police task force is investigating a total of 24 seemingly random shootings that have taken place since Oct. 16 near or on the highway in Oakland, Livingston, Ingham and Shiawassee counties, leaving motorists and residents on edge. One person has been injured. Police said only three of the shootings have actually occurred on the freeway.

The FBI, ATF and Crime Stoppers are offering a $102,000 reward in the case.

Comments

treetowncartel

Tue, Nov 6, 2012 : 12:29 p.m.

FYI, suspect apparently taken into custody overnight. Time to update the link.

Tru2Blu76

Tue, Nov 6, 2012 : 8:13 a.m.

Well, it appears that, whoever it is, has stopped shooting. So we can hope that one or more of the tips police are getting pays off. I do hope the threat has ended, it is better that the perpetrator be caught without having the threat to innocent people continue.

Tlmk75

Mon, Nov 5, 2012 : 11:24 p.m.

Money talks! Hopefully with all the tips they have they will find this guy!