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Police looking for driver who shot at family's pickup truck on I-17 in Phoenix

Police looking for driver who shot at family's pickup truck on I-17
Posted at 5:29 PM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 20:22:02-05

PHOENIX — Police are looking for a suspect who fired multiple shots at a pickup truck Sunday night as the family inside drove along Interstate 17 in Phoenix.

Authorities say officers responded to a shooting call around 8:10 p.m. near I-17 and Roosevelt Street. The driver, his pregnant wife, and their one-year-old son were traveling southbound on I-17 when the suspect, driving a Black Toyota Avalon, reportedly cut them off.

After the pickup passed the Avalon, the suspect pulled up beside the victims and started shooting at their truck.

"It happened so fast," said the driver, Hai Nguyen. "I didn't see or feel any of the bullets in the truck. I just felt a lot of glass"

Nguyen tells ABC15 the shooting happened as he transitioned from I-17 onto Eastbound I-10. His truck was shot at least four times, with two of the bullets actually making it inside the cab.

"My pregnant wife is just sitting right there," he said.

Police say there were no reported injuries. The suspect was last seen driving westbound on Roosevelt from 7th Avenue.

Nguyen hopes the shooter is caught, but is relieved he and his family are safe.

"I lost a lot of sleep over it last night, thinking about the coulda, shoulda, wouldas," he said. "I'm terrified that somebody out here, driving on the streets, can do this."

Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or for Spanish call 480-TESTIGO. Callers may remain anonymous and could earn a reward of up to $1,000.