Reports of roadway shootings in Michigan now up to 22

Oakland County Sheriff says shootings don't involve 'sniper'

DETROIT - The number of cars that have been shot at by a mysterious gunman in Michigan now stands at 22.  

A breakdown of the incidents is as follows:

  • Wixom Police Department:10 incidents
  • Ingham County Sheriff's Office: 7 incidents
  • Oakland County Sheriff's Office: 2 incidents
  • Livingston County Sheriff's Office: 1 incident
  • Perry Police Department: 1 incident
  • Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office: 1 incident

There have been no new incidents since Oct. 18.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard told Local 4 a task force involving agencies such as, the Michigan State Police, Wixom police, sheriff's departments and the ATF is working the cases -- which isn't believed to involve a sniper. 

"The word sniper kind of makes people think of somebody that is extremely skilled, typically uses a rifle for long distances. This is none of that. Thankfully, no one's been hit, injured or killed," Bouchard said. "This seems to be more random, all indications is that it's a handgun. This appears to be a host of different random circumstances and it appears to involve something less than a sniper-kind of skill set and a sniper weapon."

Bouchard said not all of the victims have reported seeing where the gunfire came from, but there have been similar descriptions of a black or dark colored sporty sedan driven by a white male in his 30s.

A sketch has been released from one of the incidents in Ingham County.

Walled Lake Consolidated Schools officials say students at schools in Wixom are having indoor recess, and schools' doors are locked on Monday. They're not sure how long the precautionary measures will remain in effect.

Citizens are encouraged to remain vigilant in reporting suspicious activity.  Anonymous tips can be called into 1-800-SPEAK UP.

--Sheriff Michael Bouchard

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