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4 shootings along I-10 under investigation by detectives and state troopers

Saturday, August 29, 2015 -

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On 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. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Arizona Department of Public Safety and submit a report here: https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtipforms/webform.aspx?id=25&AgencyID=807

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The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.

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