Big reward for arrest in road shootings

crime-badgesThe TIPS hotline on Tuesday announced a $7,000 reward for information leading to an arrest for shootings on area roads.

Police say there have been 13 such shootings within a month that injured three people, none of them fatal.

Two drivers were shot in the leg and one in the arm, according to a Tuesday Kansas City Star article.

Among its other points:

If the shootings are connected they appear to be random and the rate escalating, with at least one shooting a day from Wednesday through Sunday.

All of them occurred just before highway exit ramps or road splits, with the shooter firing from a vehicle and going off in a different direction.

Most of the shootings were on highways in the Grandview Triangle area.

A victim in a Leawood case “told police that the driver of a metallic green sedan next to him was wearing a ski mask, glasses and a hood,” the Star reported.

The reward includes $2,000 from the Greater Kansas City Crimestoppers TIPs hotline and $2,500 each from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Anonymous information can be provided by calling the hotline at 816-474-8477 or going to or texting TIP452 and your information to 274637.

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