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Search continues for shooter who fired at several vehicles on I-15

Posted at 7:30 AM, Nov 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-30 19:17:27-05

JUAB COUNTY, Utah — Two people were hit after a shooter randomly opened fire on several vehicles traveling on Interstate 15 between Nephi and Scipio early Tuesday.

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The suspect allegedly took aim at vehicles as they drove northbound on the highway at around 3:15 a.m. In all, four vehicles were struck by bullets, with the two people hit not seriously injured.

One of the victims was an elderly woman who didn't know she had been shot before ending up at the Flying J gas station in Nephi.

FOX 13 was able to see a semi-truck hit by bullets being towed away at the Millard County line.

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“We are dealing with an individual that is shooting at people randomly," said Sgt. Cameron Roden. "And we are dealing with a firearm here so we still have got a lot of investigation to go, but information is what we’re looking for the most right now."

Local law enforcement and the Utah Highway Patrol are still searching for the suspect who witnesses say was driving a light-colored SUV, possibly a Jeep Cherokee.

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The suspect was last seen heading southbound near Scipio, but their current whereabouts are unknown.

"It's very concerning, we want to make sure we locate this individual," added Roden.

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Utah Highway Patrol urged the public to be alert and report any suspicious activity to UHP dispatch at 801-887-3800.