All the publicity about the shootings (if that's what they are) on I-10 in Phoenix, AZ has obscured the fact that 'Car shootings were reported in Akron, Cleveland, Cincinnati, North Carolina, Arizona and Michigan beginning July 29'.
In Cleveland, an officer reported that someone shot at his police van about 11:30 p.m. Saturday as he drove along St. Clair Avenue between East 140th and East 148th streets. The officer reported hearing two shots fired.
Other incidents include:
- Shortly before midnight on Sunday, a car was shot by someone traveling in another car as they drove along Interstate 75, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Three people were shot, including one who was severely injured from shots fired from a rifle. The passengers in the car were on their way to a nightclub, according to police. Police have not made any arrests.
- In southwestern Michigan, at least five cars were struck by what investigators believe were bullets from between July 29 and Aug. 21, CNN reported. Most of those shootings — on Interstate 94 and Interstate 69 in Calhoun County — happened during the daytime, according to WOOD Channel 8 in Grand Rapids. No one was injured, but police believe the shootings are related.
- In Durham, North Carolina, a man was shot in his torso about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to WRAL-TV. A woman riding in the passenger seat was shot in the leg.
- In East Charlotte, North Carolina, a man driving about 6 p.m. Saturday was shot. The man told WSOC-TV that the shooter's car swerved up behind his car, then fired one shot that hit his car.
- In Phoenix, Arizona, someone shot at four cars driving on Interstate 10, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. All four shootings happened from Saturday to Monday. A 13-year-old girl suffered a cut to her right ear but no one else was injured.
There's more at the link.
Take care on the roads, please, people. There are bad, crazy people out there.