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There Have Been 11 Nonfatal Shootings in 12 Days on I-10 in Downtown Phoenix

Only one person, who sustained a light injury, has actually been hit.

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Police in Arizona have confirmed 11 incidents in the last 12 days which cars on the I-10 freeway in downtown Phoenix were struck by bullets or other projectiles. Only one person has actually been hit, a 13-year-old girl who sustained a small injury to her ear when a bullet came through the windshield of the car she was riding in. From’s article on the investigation of an incident yesterday:

The first report Thursday morning came from a driver who spoke with DPS officers after his car window was shattered at 5:55 a.m., possibly by a BB gun, on the freeway near 83rd Avenue, officials said.

A DPS spokesman said later Thursday morning that investigators were able to confirm the motorist’s report. There was no injury, DPS spokesman Bart Graves said.

Eight of the incidents involved bullets and three involved “projectiles,” i.e. BBs or similar objects. From CNN:

All the shootings over the past two weeks came in one eight-block stretch. But they weren’t all identical.

“I think we have a number of different weapons involved, but we’re still trying to determine that,” Milstead said.

The first confirmed shooting took place on Aug. 29.