Kansas City police have developed information that links some of the 13 recent shootings on area highways and roadways, reports the Kansas City Star. Investigators won't say how many they've linked or whether they used suspect descriptions, ballistic comparisons or other means to connect them. Police discussed several more similar shootings yesterday but don't have enough information to add those incidents to the possible pattern of 13 identified by police analysts over the weekend
The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives donated $5,000 to a reward fund for information leading to an arrest in connection to the highway and roadway shootings, bringing the reward to $7,000. The shootings, which are drawing national media attention, started March 8 and apparently accelerated recently with at least one shooting reported each day from last Wednesday until Sunday night. No new shootings have been reported since Sunday night, said police spokesman Capt. Tye Grant.