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Number Of Random Shootings Increase As Police Continue To Investigate

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Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard speaks during press conference Friday. (WWJ/ Beth Fisher)

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard speaks during press conference Friday. (WWJ/ Beth Fisher)

PONTIAC (WWJ) – There’s new information regarding this week’s rash of vehicle shootings in Commerce, Wixom, Ingham and Livingston County.

A press conference held Friday afternoon by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and Wixom Police reported that there are many more car shootings than previously thought.

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Map pin-points area of shootings.

“There were multiple incidents throughout the region, I think we are up to 15 at this point, we are checking on potentially a 16th … so 15 vehicles or people for sure that were hit,” said Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard.

Bouchard said some of the bullets fired came within inches of hitting motorists and it’s believed all incidents were done with a semi-automatic rifle; due to the rapid fire.

Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.

Livingston County Sheriff Robert Bezotte says his office has a rough sketch on the suspect and the suspect vehicle, describing the suspects car dark car as possibly a Cavalier or Mustang with a white, male driver.

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Anyone who knows anything about this crime is asked to contact the Wixom Police Department at 248-624-6114 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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