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DPS chief: 'You should be concerned' about I-10 shootings

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5/AP) -

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Danger on the freeways.

Valley drivers are on "high alert" after a series of freeway shootings over the weekend.

"Somebody is going to wind up dying," said motorist Andrew Packer.

Shots have been fired at several vehicles on Interstate 10 in Phoenix over the past few days, with bullets striking four vehicles and injuring one person, according to Arizona's Department of Public Safety.

"You should be concerned," DPS Director Col. Frank Milstead said. "We have someone or some people shooting guns at moving cars on Interstate 10. It has not ended in a tragedy but it could."

Milstead called a news briefing Monday afternoon to emphasize the need for the public's help in solving the case.
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"We do not know if these shootings are random or related, some type of serialized crime," he said. "Our intent is the investigation is not compromised,  We are gathering statements and evidence as it is found."

DPS spokesman Raul Garcia said two vehicles were struck between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday. One shooting occurred eastbound at 19th Avenue and the second occurred 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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Garcia said one person was injured but that the injury isn't life-threatening.

Garcia said the vehicles included a tour bus and an SUV.

"It's really scary, to be honest with you," motorist Dematra Laboy saud. "I have a 7-month-old baby with me. These people don't realize the damage they can do."

DPS is asking for information from anyone who saw anything unusual on the freeway during the periods when the shots were fired. Witnesses should call 602-223-2212.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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