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5:00 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

Police: Shooting of man on freeway linked to spree

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Authorities are linking the shooting of a motorist driving along Interstate 96 in Livingston County to a string of shootings across southeastern Michigan.

Sheriff Bob Bezotte told WWJ-AM the man was taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon after being shot in the hip by a bullet that came through the driver's-side door. Bezotte says shots were fired at another car earlier but its two occupants weren't injured.

Shots have been fired on at least 24 cars since Oct. 16. Most of the shootings involved cars near I-96. No injuries were reported before Saturday, the first incident since Oct. 18.

WHMI-FM reports multiple police agencies are searching for the suspect.

Based on reports, authorities said the gunman appears to be a man in his

Sketch of suspect in the recent string of shootings along the I-96 corridor between Lansing and Detroit
Credit Wixom Police Department

30s.