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Someone is shooting at motorists in Michigan; police hunt for suspect

WIXOM, Mich. -- Police are teaming up to track down a suspect in 16 shootings near the Interstate 96 corridor outside of Detroit, NBC station WDIV reported.

A newly formed task force met for more than three hours behind closed doors Friday evening to pore over dozens of tips that could lead to a suspect, WDIV reported.

"Know that we are coming for you," Wixom Public Safety Director Clarence Goodlein told WDIV. "It's only a matter of time. We're coming for you."

Shootings in the past week were reported on roads in Wixom, Commerce Township, Lyon Township, Howell and Webberville, in western Oakland County and Ingham County, WDIV reported.

In many cases, drivers reported seeing a gunman traveling toward them in the opposite direction, firing shots at their vehicle, the station reported. No one has been injured, but in a few cases bullets have come very close to drivers, WDIV said.

Some shootings occurred in daylight, others at night, WDIV reported.

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Two drivers of vehicles that were struck told WDIV they had no idea what hit them.

"The shot went right through the side of my car," Aaron Mason told WDIV on Thursday, when five vehicles were hit. "Through this side of my car and right into my driver's seat,” he pointed out. “ I'm just lucky I didn't get shot," he said. "

“The parents are scared,” Raymond Bufford of Wixom told WDIV. “Someone has to put a stop to it."

Some residents told WDIV they were avoiding Wixom Road, where most of the shootings took place. At least one shooting was on I-96.

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Authorities described the suspect's vehicle as a dark sports car covered with racing stripes. The headlights are possibly tinted blue.

Police have beefed up patrol enough to ease fears, WDIV reported.

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