Authorities investigate freeway shooting in Phoenix suburb

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Posted: Oct 03, 2015 6:58 PM

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether a drive-by shooting on a metro Phoenix freeway is related to a string of recent shootings or is an isolated incident.

Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Raul Garcia said Saturday that state troopers responded to reports of someone shooting at a vehicle on the Loop 101 freeway in the northwest Phoenix suburb of Peoria.

Garcia says a man in a tan pickup truck pulled alongside another vehicle and fired multiple shots, shattering the other driver's window and a rear passenger window.

No one was hurt and the pickup exited the freeway a short time later.

Phoenix residents have been rattled by a series of random vehicle shootings on Interstate 10 between Aug. 22 and Sept. 10 involving bullets or projectiles. A man has been charged in four of the 11 shootings as the investigation continues.