Authorities investigate shooting on West Valley highway during rush hour
PHOENIX – Authorities were investigating a shooting on Loop 303 during rush hour Thursday evening, shutting down about 4 miles of highway in the West Valley.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety said it received a report that the occupant of a pickup truck shot a man driving a Camaro in the leg just before 4 p.m.
The shooting occurred just north of Interstate 10 on northbound Loop 303.
The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.
The suspect’s vehicle was not located, DPS said.
Northbound Loop 303 was fully closed from Van Buren Street to Camelback Road in Goodyear during the investigation.
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DPS said the closure was expected to remain in place for an extended period.
The freeway was reopened at about 8 p.m.
Southbound traffic was not affected.
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