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Phoenix serial street shooter update: Top Arizona law enforcement speak out on case

Posted at 11:53 AM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 18:17:41-04

Arizona's top law enforcement officials gathered Thursday to address the latest efforts in the ongoing search for a serial shooter targeting victims on the streets of Phoenix.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced at the press conference that his office has donated $25,000 to capture the suspect. The total reward is now $75,000 for information leading to an arrest. The money includes financial donations from numerous agencies in the Valley.

During the press conference, Mayor Greg Stanton said the shooter is not just targeting the Maryvale area. The shootings have spanned from 73rd Avenue to 32nd Street and Camelback Road to Van Buren Street.

The City of Phoenix, Arizona Attorney General, Maricopa County Attorney, FBI, US Marshal Service and ATF all gathered at Phoenix Police Headquarters on Thursday to talk about the case.

Phoenix police Chief Joseph Yahner mentioned officials have received about 1,500 tips from the public.  If you see something suspicious in your community and it is an active scene, call 911 immediately. If you have a tip about the case, call 480-WITNESS.

Seven people have been killed by the serial shooter. He also has wounded two others since the first shooting on March 17.

Everyone injured in the shootings was either walking in a neighborhood or in front of a home.

The most recent shooting happened in a neighborhood near 32nd Street and Oak, where the suspect fired on an occupied vehicle parked outside of a home. The driver did not sustain any injuries.