- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Five shots fired from one vehicle at another on a Phoenix-area freeway during the Tuesday morning commute hit the second vehicle’s passenger-side doors, but nobody was hurt, authorities said.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said the shots were fired from a maroon car at a white car being driven north on State Route 101 at Broadway Road in eastern Tempe.

The DPS released no additional information on circumstances of the incident, and spokesman Quentin Mehr said the case remained under investigation and that no suspect description was available.

The shooting was the latest incident involving gunfire hitting vehicles traveling on freeways in the Phoenix area.

A woman was fatally shot Sept. 7 while driving on State Route 51 in Phoenix as she called a 911 operator for help to report she was being chased by three men in a pickup truck.

No arrests have been made in the death of Dinya Farmer, but police have said the circumstances didn’t point to random violence or a traffic dispute.

There’s been no indication of any connection with a 2015 series of shootings on Phoenix freeways. Charges against a man arrested in that case were dismissed after he spent seven months in jail.

That man, Leslie Merritt Jr., is trying to get authorities to return his gun, which remains in the custody of law enforcement.

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