Police: Bullets involved in most Phoenix freeway shootings

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The latest developments on a series of freeway shootings in the Phoenix area. All times local (PDT):

7:30 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says seven of the 10 recent shooting incidents on Phoenix-area freeways involved bullets, while the rest involved unspecified "projectiles."

A list released by DPS indicates the 10 vehicles struck through Wednesday included three pickups, three passenger cars, two box trucks, an SUV and a commercial tour bus with no passengers aboard.

The DPS also says eight of 10 shootings through Wednesday occurred on Interstate 10 in central or west Phoenix, while two other freeways accounted for one incident each.

DPS is investigating two new incidents Thursday, including a vehicle struck by a projectile and a reported gunshot.

The DPS had previously not released such details on all 10 incidents.

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7 a.m.

Authorities in Arizona are investigating two new possible shootings on Phoenix-area freeways.

The state Department of Public Safety says one incident involves a vehicle window damaged on Interstate 10 Thursday morning after it was hit by a "projectile."

The DPS says there's a separate report of a gunshot being fired along I-10 several miles to the east. Trooper Tim Case says there is no damage reported in that incident, and no injuries in either incident.

Thursday's reports follow 10 previous shootings in which the DPS says bullets or projectiles hit vehicles in recent weeks. All but two were on I-10.

DPS says seven of the 10 incidents involved bullets and the others involved unspecified projectiles.

No serious injuries have been reported

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6:30 a.m.

Authorities in Arizona are checking out another possible shooting on a Phoenix-area freeway.

The state Department of Public Safety says officers are responding to a report of a damaged window on a vehicle that was traveling on Interstate 10 Thursday morning.

Trooper Tim Case says a "projectile" hit the window but no shooting has been confirmed.

This follows 10 shooting incidents in which the DPS says either bullets or projectiles hit vehicles in the past two weeks. All but two were on I-10.

DPS says seven of the 10 shooting incidents involved bullets and the other three were unspecified projectiles.

No serious injuries have been reported.

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