LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Investigators are looking for a vehicle believed to be connected with one of three apparently random roadside shootings in northern Colorado, along with a previously unreported attempted shooting.
Authorities on Tuesday released a sketch of a faded orange pickup truck they say is linked to a man’s June 3 killing in Loveland, and an attempted shooting the same night about 2 miles away.
Police described the truck as a 1970s full-size, single-cab Chevrolet or GMC.
Larimer County sheriff’s spokesman David Moore said the two Loveland cases are likely connected. But investigators so far have nothing to link them to two other nearby roadside shootings around the same time.
The various cases have raised alarm that a serial shooter might be trolling the area’s roads.
In one of the shootings, on May 18, a bicyclist was found dead along a rural road in Windsor. In another, a woman driving on nearby Interstate 25 was shot in the neck but survived on April 22. Police have said those two cases are linked by evidence, but they haven’t said how they determined that. The victims didn’t know each other.
All of the shootings happened within about 15 miles of each other.
The June 3 shooting in Loveland killed 65-year-old William Connole as he walked on a sidewalk along a main street.
Moore said the victim of the June 3 attempted shooting came forward late last week. He wouldn’t say whether the person was a man or a woman or whether they were walking, driving or riding a bicycle at the time.
He said investigators believe the attempted shooting is linked to Connole’s shooting death a few hours later near his home.
The FBI, which is helping local agencies investigate, has doubled the reward to $20,000 for information in any of the shootings.
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