Arizona highway shooter arrested

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By Faith Karimi

(CNN) — A SWAT team has arrested a suspect in a series of shootings that occurred along a busy stretch of highway in downtown Phoenix, authorities said.

“We got him!,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tweeted.

Authorities took the suspect into custody Friday night, and the investigation into the shootings on Interstate 10 is ongoing, Ducey said.

He did not provide any more details, but urged residents to stay alert and call state troopers if they have any information related to the shootings.

The rash of shootings in Phoenix spawned copycats on roadways elsewhere in the city — presumably by someone trying to emulate the downtown incidents.

Last week, Arizona State Troopers spokesman Tim Case confirmed at least 11 shootings in and around I-10 in less than two weeks, and “numerous reports” of damaged cars.

The first I-10 shootings were reported on August 29, when bullets hit an SUV, an empty tour bus and a passenger car. More shootings followed in subsequent days, with the latest one reported last week.

None of the shootings have been fatal.

Only one related injury was reported: A girl, 13, injured when a bullet pierced the windshield of the SUV she was in.