ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Police are investigating a series of shootings – a total of four – on Interstate 70 in recent weeks.
All four shootings took place on Interstate 70 between downtown and the inner-belt from Sept. 4 through Oct. 20.
Two of the cars had female occupants, and two had policemen.
So far, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson doesn’t think the shootings are connected, even though two of the cars shot at were driven by police.
The two other cars shot at contained black women, one of whom died from her injuries.
Dotson was asked, how the possibility of an Interstate 70 serial shooter is ruled out?
“We always look at those possibilities, but again, the ballistic evidence that were finding doesn’t show any correlation to that – different times of day, different gun calibers … a variety of different things – different descriptions of suspect vehicles,” he responded.
Dotson says they’ve increased patrols on Interstate 70 for more visibility.
Sept. 4 – A woman driving on I-70 near Grand is shot by a car driving by on the highway. She crashes and is later pronounced dead at a local hospital. She was identified as 42-year old Felita Davis.
Sept. 28 – An off-duty city officer in his own car and out of uniform is shot at multiple times by a car passing him on I-70 near 170. Windows shattered, flying glass, but no serious injuries.
Oct. 10 – A Florissant police officer in a marked car is shot on 1-70 near Bermuda Road. A window is shattered on the patrol car, but the officer is not hurt.
Oct. 20 – Three women in a car on Interstate 44 where it merges with I-70 downtown are shot by a passing car. Two women were hospitalized in critical condition, a third unhurt.
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