Reward for information in six random rural road shootings

Crime Stoppers offering $2,000 for information leading to an arrest

Fresno, Calif. - Valley Crime Stoppers is offering $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a series of random shootings in Fresno and Madera counties. During the last two weeks investigators say on six separate occasions someone randomly shot at vehicles traveling on rural roadways. Two of these random shootings took place in Madera County and four of them in Fresno County.

"I mean would you like to be driving in your car and have someone shooting at you? I don't think so," one driver said.

But for the past two weeks that's been in the back of the minds of anyone traveling the rural westside roads of Fresno and Madera counties. Joey says he drives on these roads daily for work. 

"You don't know who is doing it and when it's going to happen. I don't know. It's a sad deal," said Joey.  

In the past two weeks someone has fired bullets at drivers on six different occasions. Two of the shootings happened on Madera County roads and four of them happened on Fresno County roads. The latest happening on Monday at around 5 p.m. near this intersection of Church and Dickenson. Investigators say their thankful nobody has been killed in these random shootings. Two people were injured in one of the incidents, but are expected to be ok.

"It's tough to say with certainty that they are connected, but given the time span and the reports we're getting it sure looks that way," said Tony Botti, of the Fresno County Sheriff's Department. 

With that in mind investigators are asking drivers to keep an eye out for anything suspicious. 

"It looks like the suspect might be upping their game and wanting to continue this pattern which is a very dangerous thing obviously and so we just need the public's help to put a stop to this," said Botti.  

Without other options, drivers will hit those rural roads again on the lookout for trouble.

"There's a lot of weirdos out there. A lot of strange people," Joey said. 

Right now investigators do not have a solid vehicle, or suspect description, but say witnesses believe the shooter may be firing from a vehicle heading in the opposite direction. Again Crime Stoppers offering $2,000 to anyone with information leading to an arrest. You can be anonymous by call 498-stop. 

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