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Search on for possible serial interstate shooter

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Extra police patrols are being added to Detroit's freeway system after three shootings that may be linked to the same suspect or suspects.

In the first incident, troopers were called to westbound I-94 near Gratiot Avenue for a shooting on the freeway. Investigators report a man was driving to work about 2:40 a.m. Thursday when a vehicle pulled alongside him and fired shots at his vehicle.

The driver was hit in the leg, but was able to get to a gas station where he called the police. Troopers closed I-94 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:58 a.m. but did not find any evidence.

The second incident happened at 2:57 a.m. Thursday while a man drove westbound on I-96 near Davidson. He told troopers he was heading home from work when a vehicle, possibly a silver Impala, pulled alongside and fired shots at his vehicle. His car was hit, but he wasn’t hurt.

Both men said they didn't know why they were shot at. 

Troopers closed I-96 from 5 a.m. to 6:05 a.m. and found two shell casings and other evidence.

Our CNN affiliates at WXYZ report Michigan State Police initially did not believe the two cases were connected. However, a third driver later reported Thursday afternoon that he too was shot at around 3 a.m. on I-96 and Livernois. 

The driver was not hurt. He was able to describe the shooter's vehicle as a silver or gray sedan, WXYZ reported. 

If you have any information on either incident, call 734-287-5000.

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