Police Release Sketch of Highway Gunman
Police are stepping up patrols and drivers are on high alert following several incidences of random shootings in Oakland, Livingston, and Ingham counties. Video by fox47news.comvideo
A gunman targeting random highway drivers in mid-Michigan had police stepping up patrols and people on high alert Sunday. The police task force released a sketch of the suspect.
There have now been 15 shootings, and cops are investigating a possible 16th. The police chief has strong words for the suspect: "We're going to find out who you are. We're going to make you responsible for what you did. We're not going to tolerate it in this community."
The shootings began around 7:00 o'clock on the evening on October 16th. The last one confirmed happened on Thursday night. The gunman had taken aim at both vehicles and people, including a man who was taking out his garbage.
So far, the shootings have happened in Oakland, Livingston, and Ingham counties. Fortunately no one has been hurt, but there have been several near misses.
The sheriff says it's not clear if more than one person is responsible for the string of shootings.
Southeastern Michigan families are on high alert after the apparent random targets - some of them are scared to leave their homes.
We're told one person reported seeing a clean-shaven white man in his thirties. Authorities have just released this sketch. Several witnesses have described a dark colored, four door Cavalier or Mustang.
In hopes of finding any new leads, police are looking through surveillance video in the area where the shootings have happened.
If you have any information, please call 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Anonymous tips are welcome.