Leads and tips poured into Dallas-area police departments Tuesday on a gunman in a pickup truck who is accused of killing two drivers and injuring a third in a rash of roadway shootings at rush hour on Monday.No one had been arrested as of noon Tuesday.
Based on descriptions from witnesses, police are searching for a white man, about 40 and balding. He was driving a tan F-150 Ford extended cab pickup with loud mufflers and was last seen headed west on Interstate 635 in Dallas.
The shootings started on a street in Garland and ended with three more on I-635 in Dallas, police said.
"We're getting all kinds of calls," said Garland police spokesman Joe Harn Tuesday morning. "But nothing firm yet."
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The first shooting was reported about 5:40 p.m. at Jupiter Road and Marquis Drive in Garland. Jorge Lopez, 20, of Rowlett was fatally shot as he sat in his Nissan waiting at a red light, Harn said.
"Witnesses say the driver in the pickup pulled alongside the car and started firing," Harn said.
Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene.
The pickup driver then headed toward Interstate 635, which loops Dallas and connects to other interstates, police said. On the highway just before Plano Road, a 62-year-old truck driver was shot at as he drove his 18-wheeler, but he was not hit, police said.
Farther down the highway, the gunman opened fire on another 18-wheeler, this time killing the driver, William Scott Miller, 42.
The last shooting was reported a few minutes later on I-635 when the gunman fired at Gary Roberts, 46, who was driving another 18-wheeler. Roberts was hit by flying glass but otherwise uninjured, police said.
The Dallas Morning News quoted one driver as telling his employer in a radio call: "I'm getting shot at! I think I'm shot!"
The employer, Jesse Medford, terminal manager with Dugan Truck Line, told the newspaper that he instructed his driver to pull over, and Medford then called 911.