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Big money reward for information to catch I-96 corridor shooter

Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

The reward for information in the I-96 shooting spree is now over $100 thousand.

Local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies are investigating 25 shooting incidents along the I-96 corridor from Shiawassee County to Oakland County.  There’s only been one minor injury.

Gene Wriggelsworth is Ingham County’s sheriff.   He says More than 600 tips have come into the task force leading the investigation.   There is evidence linking some of the crime scenes, but Wriggelsworth is not ruling out a possible copycat shooter as well.

“We’ve got a crime scene about a hundred miles long,”  says Wriggelsworth,  “ It’s remarkable to me that we have to deal with something so spread out over this distance.”

Wriggelsworth hopes the new 102 thousand dollar reward will bring in the tip that will break the case.

“We want people to live their lives, but if they see something suspicious, make a note,” says Wriggelsworth,  “Additionally, if they see something that happens in front of them…gun fire or those type of things….make a note and get out of there.”

An incident Monday on M-23 near Brighton was not a shooting. He says the car’s windshield was apparently struck by a rock, not a bullet.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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