People are scared to drive their cars on highways in Phoenix, Arizona due to the recently reported shootings in the area.
According to Arizona officials, there have been nine shootings in ten days, which is incredibly worrying, because a lot of citizens might risk losing their lives. The officials are now looking into two more shootings that occurred on Tuesday, September 8, along Interstate 10, in Phoenix.
However, it remains unknown if these shootings are related to other four ones that were fired at cars on the driveway at the end of August. The first incident of this sort was reported on August 29.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety said their officials are also investigating three other car shootings that were reported last week on the Loop 202 highway, State Route 51. Details of these incidents were not released either.
“This is a priority for our department. Ten days, nine incidents. This is a real and continuing threat to Arizona motorists,” ,”said Frank Milstead, the director of the Department of Public Safety, at a news conference. “
Authorities are asking people to help with any information they have related to the shootings that have been terrorizing drivers from Phoenix.
The officials who spoke about the shootings said that the only victim so far was a young girl who was cut when she came in contact with shattered glass. Nevertheless, even if the vehicle shootings were not fatal, it will not be long before somebody dies and the matter gets even more serious.
This is why the Silent Witness program offered an initial reward of $ 5,000, but now they have quadrupled the sum to $ 20,000.
Frank Milstead said that it remains uncertain whether the police are looking at the same unknown suspect or there are simply many people who are partaking in this kind of insanity.”
Now the authorities are urging drivers to be constantly on the lookout, and keep an eye on any unusual activity, so that they can alert the police in due time.
Both law enforcement and federal investigators are making efforts to find the people who did this. The police is using undercover detectives and gang task force for freeway surveillance.
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