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One Injured In Highway Shooting

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FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (WLNS) --

(SUNDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE)... Livingston County sheriff Bob Bezotte tells 6 News investigators discovered evidence while searching westbound I-96 yesterday, but won't specify what they found.

Bezotte adds they received more than 30 tips about the shootings overnight and are following up on them today. 

Officials say they're out in full force, but are staying tight-lipped with how they're investigating today, so they don't tip off the shooter.

(SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE)...Livingston County sheriff's officials report this morning they have had a quiet night along I96, with no new incidents to report.

6News crews will be working on this story today for updates on the investigation and the condition of the victim in Saturday's shooting.

ORIGINAL STORY...

The search is on tonight after the serial shooter strikes again. The Livingston County sheriff tells 6 News the shooter hit two vehicles traveling eastbound on I-96. This time, one of those bullets hit a man driving one of the cars.

The shots were fired around noon Saturday on I-96 near Fowlerville. Officials believe both cars were struck by the shooter traveling in the westbound lane. The sheriff tells us they believe this is the same man responsible for the string of shootings damaging more than 20 cars across Oakland, Livingston, Ingham, and Shiawassee counties starting on Tuesday, October 16.

Officials say two vehicles were hit. The first vehicle's driver's side rear window was shot. Police say two 18-year-olds were inside the car, a man and woman from Plymouth. Both were not hurt.

While responding to the first hit, police received notice of another incident roughly a mile west of the Fowlerville exit. A 46-year-old man from Delton, MI traveling to Comerica Park for the World Series was hit in the lower half of his body. Investigators say the bullet came through the driver's side door. He was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital of Livingston Hospital for surgery. He is in stable condition and is expected to be okay.

The sheriff says the shooter is a serious threat and believes he won't stop until he's caught. Officals urge drivers to be cautious, but aren't advising them to avoid I-96. However, if you're a driver looking for another route, Grand River may be a good option since it runs the same direction as the highway.

I-96 is a major route between Lansing and the Detroit areas, especially this weekend with the World Series at Comerica Park. Drivers headed westbound on I-96 were stuck in traffic for hours while police shut down I-96 at the Fowlerville exit.

"We were going about two to three miles per hour," said Raymond Taylor. He and his wife Sharon were trying to get back to Lansing. She told 6 News, "I travel this corridor a lot for business & it's on my mind so we pray and we just move forward & just pray God keeps us safe."

Other drivers were scared. Kellie Gavinski was headed back to Grand Rapids from a day of shopping in the Howell area with her family, but decided to stop to eat. "It's just really kind of freaky. If we left a little bit later, it could've possibly been us," said Gavinski.

Investigators say the suspect could be driving a dark-colored vehicle resembling a 1998 Oldsmobile Alero or 1998 Toyota Camry.

If you have any information, you're asked to call 1-800 speak up or Crime Stoppers at 517-483-STOP, or Detective Marc King at the Livingston County Sheriff's Department at 517-540-7953.

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