The Wixom Police Department has announced they've identified the bullets used in area shootings last week, and they've been linked to bullets collected from similar incidents in Livingston County.
"The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Laboratory has reported that preliminary tests have been completed on the ballistic evidence submitted by the Wixom Police Department and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department," the release states. "The preliminary results indicate that the evidence was fired from the same gun. Additional testing will be completed to determine the gun’s caliber."
The shootings have had area residents on edge, and school districts in the area, including Huron Valley and Walled Lake, have been on high alert.
To date, a total of 22 incidents have been reported to law enforcement agencies from Commerce to Shiawassee County. There has not been an incident reported since Thursday, Oct. 18, however.
According to the reports, an unknown person has been driving around, along Wixom Road and I-96, shooting at cars with a gun.
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office has said they are looking for a vehicle that's dark in color and resembles either a Ford Mustang, Chevy Cavalier, Oldsmobile Alero or Toyota Camry.
The shooter is described as a white male in his 30s.
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-SPEAK-UP, or the Wixom Police Department Detective Bureau at 248-624-6114.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a $10,000 reward, in addition to the $1,000 reward offered by Crime Stoppers, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for these crimes.