Manhunt, Reward Increase For I-96 Corridor Shooter

DETROIT (WWJ) – A task force dealing with about two dozen random shootings along the I-96 corridor in four counties is now offering a reward of $102,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

WWJ Newsradio’s Beth Fisher reports that the FBI, ATF and Crimestoppers are providing the reward money.

So far, there have been 25 random shootings in four counties. The latest occurred over the weekend on I-96 in Livingston County. One person was injured.

Michigan State police say a report of shots fired at a car on the freeway Monday morning on U-S 23 near I-96 was not related to recent car shootings. MSP Lt. Mike Shaw says what hit the car was most likely not even a bullet.

ATF Special Agent in Charge David McCain said things escalated when a man became injured on Saturday. “Now we are applying more resources to the task force and hopefully this additional reward monies will open up the flood gates,” he said “… that will lead us to this individual,”

Police continue to look for the person or persons responsible behind the shootings

Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte says they believe they’re looking for a dark colored Cavalier with a white male driver.

“We’re going to catch the man, it’s just a matter of time,” said Wixom Public Safety Director Clarence Goodlein.

Goodline says people should remain vigilate but live their lives.

The shootings have taken place, mainly along I-96, in Oakland, Livingston, Ingham, and Shiawassee counties.

Ballistic evidence shows that the nearly two dozen shootings at vehicles in Southeast Michigan have come from the same firearm.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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