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    AZ - Eleven incidents, 1 injured in Phoenix freeway shootings, Aug-Sept 2015

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    Your West Valley News: Local news from Phoenix's West ...
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    DPS: One hurt as shots hit three vehicles on I-10. PHOENIX (AP) ....
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    DPS chief: 'You should be concerned' about I-10 shootings

    Posted: Aug 31, 2015

    PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK/AP) -
    Danger on the freeways.

    Valley drivers are on "high alert" after a series of freeway shootings over the weekend.

    "Somebody is going to wind up dying," said motorist Andrew Packer.

    Shots have been fired at several vehicles on Interstate 10 in Phoenix over the past few days, with bullets striking four vehicles and injuring one person, according to Arizona's Department of Public Safety.

    "You should be concerned," DPS Director Col. Frank Milstead said. "We have someone or some people shooting guns at moving cars on Interstate 10. It has not ended in a tragedy but it could."

    Milstead called a news briefing Monday afternoon to emphasize the need for the public's help in solving the case.
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    Read more: http://www.kpho.com/story/29924254/d...#ixzz3kSYcrsi7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxfire View Post
    <BREAKING>
    Your West Valley News: Local news from Phoenix's West ...
    www.yourwestvalley.com/ <Video>

    DPS: One hurt as shots hit three vehicles on I-10. PHOENIX (AP) ....
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    http://www.kpho.com/story/29924254/a...phoenix-1-hurt
    DPS chief: 'You should be concerned' about I-10 shootings

    Posted: Aug 31, 2015

    Read more: http://www.kpho.com/story/29924254/d...#ixzz3kSXgtd5g
    Thanks for posting that. I'm going to have to do a timeline of these highway shootings and see if the frequency of these things is picking up. I think it is.

    Those four shootings from Sat. and Monday were right in the middle of Phoenix. It's unusual for those kinds of highway shootings to be in the middle of a dense urban area. They were a bit over 60 miles from the series of four shootings along a short stretch of highway 71 in Congress, AZ, to the north of Phoenix on 7/20/15.

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    I listened to the DPS chief: 'You should be concerned' about I-10 shootings video. By The Associated Press, Jennifer Thomas, and Phil Benson, CBS 5 Phoenix.

    It was a relatively long piece - 3:25 min. - and had some good shots of the highway (big - five lanes each direction) and of bullet holes in the vehicles (you could see holes in windows, and the widows stayed pretty much intact, which left me scratching my head. Laminated side windows?). But the neither the news people, nor the LE spokesman, nor the 'man in the street' had much of anything to say, just the usual stuff that we always hear. No one yet knows from where the shooter shot or anything else about him. I didn't notice any indications that any information is being withheld.

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    What's debris for the gander is debris for the goose.

    The Phoenix cluster is starting to sound pretty serious, with a new report of a fifth attack, this one vs. a policeman.

    KTAR Staff, Sep 8, 2015, 8:31 am
    Phoenix policeman reports he was ‘shot’ at on Interstate 10

    The side window of a Phoenix policeman's car shattered while he was driving his own car on I-10 near 35th Ave. in Phoenix today (Tues. 9/8/15). "The AZ Dept. of Public Safety said it wasn’t sure yet whether there had been a shooting or if something else hit and broke the window." We had noted four seemingly random shootings on the same stretch of highway from 8/29 to 8/31/15.

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    Last Updated Sep 9, 2015 3:13 PM EDT

    PHOENIX - Arizona authorities are investigating another possible shooting on a Phoenix-area freeway, reports CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO.

    Officials were already probing nine other vehicle shootings that took place over the past two weeks in the same area.

    Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead has called the incidents "domestic terrorism crimes."

    "Anytime that you have multiple shootings against American citizens on a highway, that's terrorism," Milstead said. "They're trying to frighten or kill somebody."

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/authorit...izona-freeway/
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    Window shatters on freeway as police investigate shootings
    Updated: Thu, Sep 10 2015,

    On Tuesday, a passenger window on the Phoenix police sergeant's personal car shattered while he was driving to work before dawn on I-10 between 35th and 43rd avenues, according to DPS officials. The officer was not injured. Another shooting happened nearby a minute later.
    http://www.wwmt.com/news/features/na...l#.VfFSpRFViko
    In a statement, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said "the safety of Arizonans is our No. 1 priority, and we are committed to apprehending those responsible for these crimes."

    The shootings brought back memories of other random highway and roadside shootings that have occurred around the country over the past decade, most notably the sniper attacks that terrorized the nation's capital more than a decade ago.

    In other cases, a man was convicted last year of terrorism charges after opening fire on a busy Michigan highway because he believed the drivers were part of a government conspiracy against him. An Ohio man took shots at several cars and houses over several months in 2003, killing one, before being caught and sent to prison.

    Law enforcement officials who helped crack the cases in Ohio and Michigan described the difficult task of nabbing a suspect in highway shooting investigations.

    The efforts require a large number of officers who are ready to flood an area immediately after shots are fired, said Lt. Ron Moore, who commanded a Michigan task force that investigated the 2012 spree in which 23 vehicles were shot on or near Interstate 96.

    "You have to bring all the resources you can to bear on the problem -- and that's exactly what we did," said Moore, an officer in Wixom, Michigan.

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    A Colonel in Highway Patrol is on Fox News this morning talking about the Arizona 'sniper' on Highway 10.
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    AZ Public Safety Director on Fox & Friends Live..
    States that there is two MOs involved in the Arizona Highway/Interstate Shootings.. Interesting..

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    https://twitter.com/foxandfriends/st...21477621616640
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    One of the victims of the AZ I-10 Sniper/Domestic Terrorist was interviewed on Fox & Friends: Robert McDonald Jr. - Bus Driver

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...orried-n424921

    Phoenix Sniper Strikes Again: Arizona Cops Confirm 11th Freeway Shooting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxfire View Post
    One of the victims of the AZ I-10 Sniper/Domestic Terrorist was interviewed on Fox & Friends: Robert McDonald Jr. - Bus Driver

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...orried-n424921

    Phoenix Sniper Strikes Again: Arizona Cops Confirm 11th Freeway Shooting
    "The shootings have drawn comparisons to the sniper attacks that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area in the fall of 2002. Ten people were killed in those shootings, which targeted drivers pumping gas and people out for other ordinary errands."

    The D.C. 2002 series don't make for a good comparison from the standpoint of technique. The D.C. 2002 attacks involved a stationary target and usually killed or wounded someone. The AZ attacks have all involved moving targets and only one minor injury from flying glass - knock wood. There have been relatively few incidents of bullet injuries in the shootings of moving vehicles that I've surveyed from 1/13 to date. It's just too hard for most people to make those kinds of shots.
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    http://www.fox10phoenix.com/arizona-news/19013124-story

    Man being questioned in Arizona freeway shootings

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    Authorities on Friday were questioning a man in a string of freeway shootings over the past two weeks that have rattled Phoenix and led to a massive search for suspects.

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    Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves confirmed the man was being questioning but had no additional details. Police were at a convenience store near Interstate 10, focusing on a white SUV.

    Eleven cars have been shot since Aug. 29, eight with bullets and three with projectiles that could include BBs or pellets. One girl's face was cut by glass as a bullet shattered her window.

    The search for suspects has taken on a frenzied pace in recent days, with a panicked public flooding a police hotline with tips.

    Authorities appealed for help through social media, news conferences, TV interviews and freeway billboards. On Thursday, the messages morphed from "report suspicious activity" to "shooting tips" to the more ominous "I-10 shooter tip line."
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    Man Questioned in Connection With Arizona Highway ...
    http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/09/1...hway-shootings
    1 hour ago - According to Fox Phoenix, a man was being questioned as a person of interest, and a woman in the SUV was released.
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    Live: Shep Smith showed POI. POI said LE rammed his SUV causing him to fall out of the vehicle. POI said that LE released his mother who was with him in the SUV when stopped.. Shep reported that LE will be interviewing POI all day...
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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/11...on-interstate/

    <Must Watch Video> Arizona police quiz man in connection with string of freeway shootings

    Arizona state police were questioning a man in connection with a string of 11 confirmed freeway shooting incidents that have put Phoenix area motorists on edge, it was reported Friday.

    Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves told Fox News the two people were taking into custody as "people of interest" but could not provide information on what led investigators to pick them up.
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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/11...-friends-rash/

    Sources: Man taken into custody in Phoenix allegedly boasted to friends of rash of freeway shootings
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    DPS: Multiple Phoenix freeway shooters likely
    Megan Cassidy & Jim Walsh, The Arizona Republic
    9:01 pm mst, September 11 '15

    “It does not appear to be the same guy,’’ Milstead told The Arizona Republic. “I think we have three MOs. We have one that looks like road rage, we have the bullet ones, we have the projectile ones.’’

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    Forager, great post, though I now understand my confusion with public health concepts, different spelling, not the same as "Jon Snow."
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLSChook View Post
    (hope I'm posting in the right thread)

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/11...-friends-rash/

    Sources: Man taken into custody in Phoenix allegedly boasted to friends of rash of freeway shootings
    Just right! That bit about boasting to friends was helpful. I hadn't been understanding why he interested LE.

    I don't remember an earlier posting by you. Welcome to the thread!

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