Kansas City Police Charge Man In Highway Shootings

Source: Greg Toppo / USA Today

Police in Kansas City have charged a man in a handful of random highway shootings that wounded three people.

Authorities said Friday Mohammed Whitaker was charged with 18 felony counts in connection with the shootings and was being held on a $1 million bond. Police believe he acted alone and say the investigation is ongoing.

Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Whitaker is charged with two counts of shooting into a motor vehicle and injuring a person, seven counts of shooting into a motor vehicle and nine counts of armed criminal action. None of victims’ wounds were considered life-threatening.

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