Transcript for Person of Interest in Arizona Highway Shootings Jailed on Unrelated Charge
There has been a major development in the serial highway sniper case that has drivers in the Phoenix area fearing for their lives. There have been 11 shootings in just the last two weeks and now police have brought someone in for questioning. ABC's kayna Whitworth who has been on the story from the beginning joins us from Phoenix. Good morning, kayna. Reporter: Hey, Paula, good morning. So police are telling us they have a 19-year-old in custody that they consider a person of interest in their freeway shooting investigation. Now, it's really important to note that that person is currently booked on unrelated charges, so the investigation into the shootings that are anin S Andreas, California, to be prepared to evacuate. Governor jerry declaring a explodes in size now threatening more than humans when the conditions are like this. Reporter: Than 1500 firefi btlinatg thegag rin flames. In the air, and tanglin wig E th shicoeangrct H and dry burning brush on the ground. The force of this wildfire so stroearhe T roaring through the hidillse. And forcing homeowners like the rothruffs out. How much time do you Ve. Ha Just a few minutes saying the fire isirgcl CIN adrounhe T now. Reporter: Authorities say they believe they may be looking for more than one shooter in at least 11 cars hit on the freeways in less than two weeks. The first incident August 29th, a gunshot senatoring a driver's windshield just outside Phoenix. Minutes later a tour bus hit less than ten miles away and at least nine more reported shootings in the area since then. Police say some may even be the work of a copycat. Of the 11 confirmed shootings, six of them have happened on weekends so police still asking people to remain hyper vigilant, also, it's a big football weekend here. Arizona state playing tonight and the cardinals on Sunday and, Dan, both of those stadiums located just off of I-10. Kayna, thank you. Stay safe out there.
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