Police Confirm 4 Michigan Highway Shootings Are Connected

Police say four seperate shootings on December 7 are connected. There is no known relation between the victims.

By Eric Shorey

Michigan police say they have now established a link between four seperate shootings that occurred on I-94 and I-96 near Detroit last week. A Michigan State Police spokesperson now says that the “four shootings are one single incident.”

According to The Huffington Post, a Southfield woman's vehicle was struck by a bullet on December 7 while driving on I-94. On Monday, the highway was closed by police as they looked for evidence. It's unclear if anything was discovered.

The other shootings also occurred on December 7 in the early morning. Only one person was injured after a bullet struck his leg. The driver said he was heading westbound when a car pulled up near him and opened fire. Other cars were struck by bullets reportedly coming from a silver Impala. There is no known relation between the victims. No other shootings occurred following the incidents on the 7th.

"Detectives are currently interviewing a female from Southfield who states her car was struck by gunfire on December 7 on I 94 and French during the same timeframe as the other three shootings," reads a tweet from the MSP Metro Detroit.

A motivation for the shooter remains unclear, nor is it clear if the attacks will ultimately be considered as terrorism. A similar series of attacks occurred in October 2012, resulting in the arrest of Raulie Casteel for 23 attacks, which were deemed terroristic in nature. Casteel is now serving between 18 and 40 years in prison. 

Michigan Police now say they are deploying extra patrols to ensure the protection of citizens. 

Anyone with information about Thursday’s shootings is asked to call Michigan State Police at (313) 237-2450.

[Photo: Screenshot via Fox]

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