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Examiner
  • Reward in highway shootings now $7,000

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  • A $7,000 reward is available for those who have information that will lead to an arrest in the past 13 roadway shootings throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area, which include the reported highway shootings in both Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit on March 18.
    The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have pledged $2,500 each, along with the $2,000 from the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline, for anonymous information submitted via the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline leading to an arrest(s) of those responsible for the recent shootings along Kansas City area roadways.
    On March 18, a man was shot on westbound Interstate 70, near the Woods Chapel Road exit in Blue Springs. The 26-year-old man told police he heard several loud pops and stopped on the Woods Chapel Road ramp to see if a tire had blown out. At the same time, he felt pain from his leg and realized he had been shot. The victim was taken to a local hospital and was treated for non life-threatening injuries.
    That same evening, a driver on Interstate 470 near Colbern Road in Lee’s Summit was shot at. Police investigators found a bullet hole in the man’s car. That driveer was not injured.
    Both cases are still under investigation.
    On Sunday, a driver was shot in the leg near Interstate 435 and I-470 in Kansas City, and another shooting happened in downtown Kansas City earlier in the day.
    Most of the 13 shootings have happened at night in the Grandview Triangle area.
    Anyone with information about the 13 Kansas City area roadway shootings is urged to contact 816-474-TIPS (8477).
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