Manhunt in California for the suspect in random shootings

File 2017: A bullet hole in a victim’s vehicle window, in Fresno County, California.

(Fresno County Sheriff’s Department)

The police in California’s central valley on Friday were searching for at least one suspect after 10 random shootings at vehicles that resulted in a woman injured.

A woman was shot when she was driving earlier this month in Fresno County, near the rural village of Kerman, Reuters reported. Her injuries were not life-threatening. The nine other shootings occurred between Nov. 27 Dec. 17, authorities said. Cars were hit by gunfire, but no one was injured, the report said.

Shooting attacks can turn deadly, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said at a news conference, Reuters reported.

“If this keeps going, it’s going to be a matter of time before we have a murder investigation,” Mims said. “That is what we are trying to avoid.”

Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a dark colored pick-up truck with extra large tires, ” she said.

Researchers are not sure if a single suspect or others are behind the attacks, authorities told Reuters.

The motive for the shooting is unknown, according to the report, with an indication of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, and authorities believe the victims were randomly chosen.

“To the suspicious, this is a cowardly act and we are working very hard to find you,” Mims said. “We will hold you responsible.”

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