The motive in eight separate shootings in three Arizona cities by the same suspect is unknown.
The reason of a suspected gunman who carried out eight drive-by shootings in three Arizona communities, killing one person and wounded a dozen others, has yet to be revealed.
The shootings all happened inside a 90-minute time frame in Phoenix suburbs. On Thursday, police detained a guy they believe was working alone when he opened fire on pedestrians and other vehicles in the area.
Four other people were shot in addition to the one who was killed. The other victims were hurt by smashed glass and automobile accidents. The injured, all of whom are adults, are expected to make a full recovery, according to the Associated Press.
Richard Valencia, who was shot in the shoulder while strolling in Surprise, told KSAV-TV that he didn’t know the alleged gunman and that his shooting was “totally random.”
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Another victim was able to provide investigators with a description and license plate number for the suspect’s car, a white Volkswagen SUV. The truck was discovered by a local fire department, which alerted police, who stormed a retail area.
The gunman, who has not been identified, raised his hands and did not fight arrest as officers drew their weapons, according to video captured by a bystander. No one else is believed to have been engaged in the attacks, according to police.
Brandon Sheffert, a spokesman for Peoria police, said, “We don’t know the nexus, we don’t know what the motive was.” “We have no idea what this person was thinking when he went out and did this,” says the investigator.