Michigan highway shootings investigated

Seventy investigators from local and state police agencies are working to catch a man suspected of firing shots on at least 22 cars, mainly on or near 100 miles of Michigan interstate highway, authorities said Tuesday.
AP Wire
Oct 24, 2012

The shootings happened in four southeastern Michigan counties last week. The first occurred Oct. 16 and the last was reported Thursday. No injuries have been reported.

Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth told reporters after a task force meeting in East Lansing that the group's work is an example of "law enforcement at its best."

But he said the nature of the shootings makes the investigation a challenging one.

"We've got a 100-mile crime scene there, folks," Wriggelsworth said.

Investigators have linked at least seven of the shootings based on bullet fragments or casings found at the scenes, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard told The Associated Press. He said the information can't prove a specific weapon was used in all the shootings but said evidence points to a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun.

Most of the shootings involved cars near Interstate 96, and 10 of them were in Wixom.

Based on reports, authorities said the gunman appears to be a man in his 30s. A sketch of a possible suspect has been released.

So far, investigators have received at least 20 tips, Bouchard said.
 

Comments

katfreemason

Mass Shootings/Wixom Area:
Shhhhh.....We shouldn't distract Sheriff Bouchard from his daily work - that being, running for the Senate, the Governorship, or some other political post (ANY other post besides Sheriff in case readers haven't been following...) in the Romney hoped-for administration.

There's another "puzzle" to be solved in Oakland County. MISSING: L. BROOKS PATTERSON. Known to have incurred serious head injuries that required surgery (not just stitches) and several broken bones. Known also to have been re--hospitalized the weekend of October 19th, 2012. No reporting, whatsoever, of the head surgery he received, and no reporting, whatsoever, of the fact he was hospitalized again this past weekend. Amazing, eh? Honest journalism and reporting appears to be DEAD in Michigan.

Oakland County Voters are offering a reward for at least a 5-minute live-video interview prior to the election. Oakland County Voters are also offering a reward for the removal of his name from the November 6th ballot should no one be able to produce evidence that Patterson remains able and competent to fill the job of Executive.

So many "puzzles" and so little time.

tbone63

WTF are you on!!???!! And HOW IN THE H*** does what your babbling about relate to this story!!???! NOTHING JUSTIFIES THIS COWARDICE ACT PERPETRATED on innocent passersbys!! YOUR A IDIOT!!

Wingmaster

Not sure if I would of said it that way, but I agree.

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