FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Authorities are linking the shooting of a motorist driving along Interstate 96 in Michigan to a string of shootings in the state.
At least 24 shootings have been reported in four southeastern Michigan counties since Oct. 16, but until today none resulted in any injuries. Most of them have involved cars near Interstate 96.
Today's shooting was the first incident since Oct. 18. The Livingston County sheriff says a man was taken to the hospital after being shot in the hip by a bullet that came through the driver's-side door. Shots were fired at another car earlier but its two occupants weren't injured.
Media reports say multiple police agencies are searching for the shooter, and the highway's westbound lanes were closed in the area of the shootings.
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