A serial killer suspected of fatally shooting seven people in Phoenix, Arizona since mid-March has struck at least nine times, authorities said Wednesday.
The suspect, who is still on the loose, has been linked to another recent incident on July 11 in which an unidentified man opened fired on a vehicle with a 21-year-old man and a 4-year-old boy inside, the City of Phoenix Police Department said. Neither victim was injured in the shooting.
“The threat is still alive,” Phoenix Police Sgt. Jonathan Howard said, according to NBC News. “We don’t want to see anybody else get hurt. We want to make an arrest and stop this. We’re fortunate in this new incident that nobody was injured.”
Police say the so-called “serial street shooter” has shot and killed at least seven people, including a 12-year-old child and a 19-year-old man. Most of the incidents took place while the victims were standing outside of a home or by a car on the street during the evening or early morning.
There is a $50,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.