Phoenix serial street shootings: Person of interest investigated in case

Posted at 3:19 PM, Apr 21, 2017

Phoenix police are investigating a man who is already in jail to see if he is tied to the Phoenix serial street shooter, sources tell ABC15’s Christopher Sign.

The shootings happened between March and July 2016, and resulted in seven deaths and two injuries.

No one has officially been arrested in the case and when asked for a comment, Phoenix police said they are still looking for tips from the public. 

The first shooting was reported on March 17, 2016 after a driver in a Nissan drove past two teenagers and shot a 16-year-old boy in the arm, abdomen and hip. The teen survived the shooting.

The most recent incident happened on July 11, 2016. According to authorities, a 21-year-old man and his 4-year-old nephew were shot at while sitting in a vehicle. The suspect was driving an early 1990s black BMW sedan. Neither of the victims were injured.

Investigators believe the gunman is a Hispanic man in his early 20s. The attacks do not appear to be racially motivated; no motive has been established.

In December, police said they received more than 3,000 tips from the public regarding the case.