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WIXOM (WWJ/AP) - Authorities investigating a shooting spree that included 24 incidents and one injury in four counties have executed a search warrant at a southeast Michigan home, police said.

A tip led authorities to the home in Wixom as part of the ongoing investigation, Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw told WXYZ-TV. Video of the police response that began late Monday showed numerous officers at the home about 30 miles northwest of Detroit.

“This is another tip that we are investigating in the area,” Shaw said.

Wixom police said Tuesday morning that although they’ve received more than 2,800 tips in their hunt for a gunman, they had no information to immediately release.

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Sketch of freeway shooting suspect.

Investigators say there are 24 known shooting incidents that occurred between Oct. 16 and Oct. 27. While nearly half the shootings were in Wixom, shootings have been reported over a 100 mile stretch of roadway through Oakland, Livingston, Ingham and Shiawassee counties.

CLICK HERE to see a complete rundown of where and when the shootings occurred.

So far, only one person has been struck by a bullet. That man, who was shot in his backside while driving on I-96 last Saturday near the Fowlerville exit, is recovering from his injury.

Law enforcement officials suggested that the shootings involve one person armed with a semiautomatic handgun. They say ballistic evidence supports their theory that all shots fired came from the same weapon.

The suspect is believed to have fired a handgun at moving cars from a vehicle – described by witnesses as resembling a dark 1998 Oldsmobile Alero or a 1998 Toyota Camry.

The suspect, who remains at large, is described as a white male in his late twenties or early thirties. One witness described him as “clean-shaven.” However, it is possible he may change his appearance.

Police believe the suspect has spent a considerable amount of time in, or is otherwise familiar with, the areas where the shootings occurred.

A reward of $102,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wixom Police Department at 248-624-6114 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. You can also submit a tip online at www.1800speakup.org, or text “CSM” and your tip to CRIMES (274637).

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