Police say 3 Monday shootings along Washtenaw County roads are linked

YPSILANTI, Mich. (WXYZ) - Federal, State, Washtenaw County and local police agencies are comparing notes in another round of random shootings at people driving in that area. 

Police now confirm to 7 Action News that they've connected 3 shootings that happened Monday evening to the same shooter by recovering bullet fragments. 

A man and a woman driving separately and alone on Austin Road between Schneider and Ernst Road in Bridgewater Township were both shot at once at about 5:45 Monday evening. 

Then within 45 minutes, and 10 to 15 miles away, a 72-year-old woman was driving on Michigan Avenue east of Industrial in Pittsfield Township when her car was shot once. 

Nobody was injured. 

Police say they do not have a good description of the shooter or a car and are asking anyone with information to call a tip line number or Crimestoppers.  The tip line number has not yet been determined. Crimestoppers can be reached at 1 (800) SPEAK UP.

This case is similar to a series of shootings along the I-96 corridor last fall when some two dozen people had been shot at randomly

In that case a man living with his in-laws in Wixom, Raulie Casteel, has been charged with domestic terrorism and his two cases are headed to trial.

 

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