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Tue October 30, 2012
Reward for downstate shooter rises past $100,000
WIXOM, MI-- The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man sought in a string of shootings along a busy Michigan freeway corridor has been raised to $102,000.
Officials said Monday that the FBI and the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are putting up $50,000 each. Crime Stoppers of Mid-Michigan has committed $2,000.
The reward had been $12,000.
At least 24 reports of gunfire near Interstate 96 have been reported since mid-October. Ten of the shootings have been in Wixom in Oakland County.
In the latest confirmed shooting, a 46-year-old West Michigan man was wounded Saturday in the buttocks when a slug slammed through his driver's-side door as he drove through Livingston County toward Detroit.
He's the only person wounded in the string of shootings.