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Arizona shooting spree suspect in custody

Swatch of highway was shut in Maricopa County, Arizona late on May 24, 2016 after reports of a shooting

KPHO-TV

Last Updated May 25, 2016 5:36 AM EDT

PHOENIX -- Authorities say a suspect is in custody after a motorist in the Phoenix area was hit by gunfire, another was wounded in a carjacking, and a patrol cruiser was struck by a bullet.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Det. Doug Matteson says the violence erupted late Tuesday night on and around Highway 87, in Phoenix's northeast suburbs.

He says someone in a vehicle opened fire on a passing car and struck a person inside. Then the suspect fled toward a nearby casino, and shot and wounded another person in a carjacking.

CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO-TV says it got reports of a driver going in the wrong direction, shooting at vehicles.

Matteson says that later, a Department of Public Safety officer was chasing a vehicle and the officer's vehicle was hit by gunfire.

None of the injuries was life-threatening, KPHO says.

Matteson says several roads in the area about 20 miles northeast of central Phoenix were shut down as authorities investigated multiple crime scenes.