Kansas City commuters are breathing a sigh of relief, tonight. A suspect in the random highway shootings that have put city residents on edge for the past few weeks, is in custody.
There have been at least 20 random highway shootings across the Kansas City metro since early March. Three people were hit by the gunfire, but no one was killed.
Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte announced the news Thursday night at a brief news conference, telling reporters that more details would be released on Friday.
Investigators executed a search warrant at 136th Street and Spring Street in Grandview, Mo., on Thursday afternoon. Several investigators remained on the scene through the evening.It appeared the investigators spent a large amount of time checking out a green sedan behind a building. The sedan was later pulled away by police.
Police had said 12 out of at least 20 recent random highway shootings across the metro were connected. Most of the shootings happened on highways in an area near the Grandview Triangle, where 71 Highway, Interstate 435, Interstate 49 and Interstate 470 connect.
Shootings were reported in Kansas City, Mo., Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit and Leawood, Kan. Some of the shootings also happened on Interstate 70.