Man arrested in freeway shooting in Phoenix suburb

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Posted: Oct 04, 2015 5:37 PM
Man arrested in freeway shooting in Phoenix suburb

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in a drive-by shooting on a metro Phoenix freeway and believe it is not connected to a string of recent shootings.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said Sunday that 36-year-old Christopher Hoffman has been booked on several charges including drive-by shooting and possession of a dangerous drug.

Investigators say Hoffman admitted to Saturday's shooting at another vehicle on the Loop 101 Freeway in the northwest Phoenix suburb of Peoria.

DPS says a man in a tan pickup truck pulled alongside another vehicle and fired multiple shots, shattering the other two windows.

No one was hurt.

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.