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Officers to post billboards, boost reward for information on I-10 shootings

Date: September 08, 2015

Summary:
It’s been one week since someone started firing shots at several cars along Interstate 10, and investigators have not made any arrests.

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It’s been one week since someone started firing shots at several cars along Interstate 10, and investigators have not made any arrests.

Silent Witness announced Saturday the reward for information leading to an arrest in the case has been raised to $5,000.

“Silent Witness typically offers a reward of $1,000 but if individual parties want to offer more, not using taxpayer funds, they can. And that’s what happened in this case,” said Phoenix Police Sgt. James Rothschild.

Silent Witness and the Department of Public Safety will begin posting billboards at several locations throughout the Valley seeking information on the shootings and publicizing the award. The billboard urges anyone with information to call 480-WITNESS.

DPS spokesman Raul Garcia said two vehicles were struck by gunfire between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. August 29. In the first shooting, which occurred eastbound on I-10 at 19th Avenue, a 13-year-old passenger was cut by shattered glass. She was not seriously hurt.

The second shooting happened westbound at 35th Avenue.

A third vehicle was hit along I-10 near 16th Street at approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

A fourth shooting occurred early Monday morning in the area of I-10 and 19th Avenue.

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