Update on shooting incidents on area roads

police-department copyThe police department says today it has linked 12 shooting incidents on area roads and the reward for information leading to an arrest has been raised to $10,000.

No new similar shootings have taken place since April 6, and the number of reports of recent roadway shootings continues to fluctuate as police investigate additional  incidents and rule out others, the department said today.

Here’s more information from KCPD:

Police announced Monday a pattern in which cars have been fired at on area highways and roads. The majority were in Kansas City, but others took place in Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit and Leawood. Three people have been hit with bullets, and their injuries were not life-threatening.

Investigators are not releasing any suspect or suspect vehicle information because they do not want to provide misinformation, nor do they want the public to focus too closely on a specific type of vehicle or person. Investigators do not want to rule out any possibilities.

Officers are increasing their presence in the areas of the shootings. Motorists should remain vigilant and  immediately report any suspicious activity by calling 911. The sooner police are notified, the higher the  probability they can apprehend the suspect(s). Kansas City Police are very appreciative of the assistance from their partners from other local, state and  federal law enforcement agencies.  But with all the investigative manpower and technology being used, tips from the public remain one of the  best resources in solving these crimes. The reward of up to $10,000 now is available for  information leading to an arrest in this case, thanks to the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers, FBI and  ATF. Anyone with information should call 816-474-TIPS (8477). Tips also may be submitted electronically  at www.KCcrimestoppers.com, or by texting TIP452 and your information to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is anonymous.

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