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Police: Shooting of man on freeway linked to spree

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Wixom Police Department

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Authorities are linking the shooting of a motorist driving along Interstate 96 in Livingston County to a string of shootings across southeastern Michigan.

Sheriff Bob Bezotte told WWJ-AM the man was taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon after being shot in the hip by a bullet that came through the driver's-side door. Bezotte says shots were fired at another car earlier but its two occupants weren't injured.

Shots have been fired on at least 24 cars since Oct. 16. Most of the shootings involved cars near I-96. No injuries were reported before Saturday, the first incident since Oct. 18.

WHMI-FM reports multiple police agencies are searching for the suspect.

Based on reports, authorities said the gunman appears to be a man in his

30s.

The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting.
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