Officials say they believe this morning's incident on US-23 is not connected to I-96 shootings

BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - Michigan State Police say they do not believe this morning's incident on southbound US-23 is connected to the recent shootings along the I-96 corridor.

However, officials say they are not ruling that possibility out.

The reported incident took place on southbound US-23 just north of I-96. It attracted a heavy police presence to the area, with officers searching along the side of the road with K-9 units.

However, officers now say they believe the incident involved some sort of projectile, and not a bullet.

Brighton area schools were placed on lockdown for a short time as a precaution. The lockdown was lifted at 11:30 a.m.

There has been a heightened sense of urgency surrounding the investigation in Oakland, Livingston and Ingham counties.

To date, there have been 24 shootings along the interstate.

There were two reported shootings on Saturday. In one of the shootings, a man was injured when a bullet passed through his door and struck him in the buttocks.

A multi-agency task force is working to track down the shooter.

Stay with WXYZ.com for updates.

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