A string of random highway shootings in the Kansas City area has local drivers on edge.
"Every time I pass a driver, we are both looking at one another, as we are all on the defense with the recent shootings,” Amanda Fuller wrote on the Kansas City Police Department’s Facebook page.
Many voiced concerns on social media as police continue to investigate the apparently random shots. Twenty cars have been fired at on area highways and roads since March 8, police said today.
Most were at the Grandview Triangle, a highway interchange in Kansas City.
"I don’t normally let this kind of stuff upset me, but it’s close to my house and I often have two kids in the car,” Megan Thurston wrote on Facebook. "I'm really worried."
It's crazy we have somebody shooting cars on the highways in #KansasCity What causes somebody to do this?— Mike (@Baldeezie) April 10, 2014
Some psycho around here is just randomly shooting at cars on highways. 13 cars shot in the last month.— Megan LeRose (@quorrra) April 8, 2014
Terrifying that the highways around my house have to have cops at every exit/on-ramp. Thanks highway shooter!— Shannon with a B (@banenchaney) April 9, 2014
Driving home with a psycho highway shooter on the loose is super relaxing. Said no one. Ever. ??— Jenny Matthews (@JennyMix933) April 9, 2014
Another commenter compared the shooter to the Washington, D.C. snipers who terrorized the Beltway for three weeks in 2002.
Many thanked police for increased presence on the roads.
Police warned drivers to be "vigilant" but said there isn’t any need to change routines.
Authorities also said that they have linked several of the shootings, but didn’t say how. There are no suspects. Three people have been hit by bullets, but no injuries were life-threatening, they said.
There is a $7,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.