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A car is removed by Kansas City police from the house, far right, of a Grandview man suspected in a series of shootings that have occurred on area roadways since early March, according to Police Chief Darryl Fort�. He was arrested late Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the 6000 block of East 136th Street of Grandview, Mo., which is just east of Interstate 49 and south of the Three Trails Crossing area where seven shootings happened. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star,Allison Long)

Man Charged in Kansas City-Area Highway Shootings



KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say a Kansas City-area man has been charged with 18 felony counts in connection with about a dozen recent random highway shootings that have wounded three people.

Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at a news conference Friday that 27-year-old Mohammed
Whitaker of Grandview was 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.
  
At least six of the shootings occurred near Grandview. The Kansas City suburb is home to an area known as the Grandview Triangle, where three interstates and U.S. 50 intersect.
  
The last confirmed shooting believed to be connected to the case was reported April 6.
  
None of victims' wounds was considered life-threatening.
 

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