Kansas City police arrest suspect in highway shootings

by Reuters
Thursday, 17 April 2014 23:53 GMT

April 17 (Reuters) - A suspect in a dozen shooting incidents that have left at least three people injured, mostly on highways and roads around Kansas City, Missouri, has been taken into custody, the city's police chief, Darryl Forte, said on Thursday evening.

Police had been investigating a string of about 20 shootings since March 8, and announced earlier this month that detectives believed a dozen of them were connected. All but three of the shootings were in Kansas City, and most occurred on highways and at night.

"Highway shooter suspect in custody," Forte said in a Twitter message on Thursday. The chief said additional details would be released later in the evening.

Police have not discussed the specific links between the shootings or what type of weapons may have been used. The investigation has included local police and federal agents. (Reporting by David Bailey in Minneapolis; Editing by Steve Gorman and Ken Wills)

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