Suspect arrested in I-10 shootings in Phoenix according to Arizona governor

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PHOENIX —  A SWAT team has arrested a suspect in the shootings along a busy stretch of Interstate 10 in downtown Phoenix, authorities said. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey tweeted about the arrest on Friday night.

The investigation is ongoing, he said.

The rash of shootings in downtown spawned copycats along roadways elsewhere in Phoenix — presumably by someone trying to emulate the I-10 incidents, authorities said.

Last week, Arizona State Troopers spokesman Tim Case confirmed at least 11 shootings in and around I-10 in less than two weeks, and “numerous reports” of damaged cars.

The first I-10 shootings were reported on August 29, when bullets hit an SUV, an empty commercial tour bus and a passenger car. More shootings followed in subsequent days.

None of the shootings have been fatal. Only one related injury was reported: A girl, 13, whose right ear was cut last month when a bullet pierced the windshield of the SUV she was in.



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