UPS driver suspected in spree of highway shootings in Oregon

UPS driver suspected in spree of highway shootings in Oregon

A United Parcel Service driver was busted this week in connection to a shooting on an Oregon highway — and is suspected in a string of six other freeway shootings dating back to May, according to authorities.

Kenneth Ayers, 49, was arrested Thursday, a day after a woman was shot on Interstate 5 in Jackson County, according to NBC News affiliate KOBI.

Police said they tracked Ayers’ UPS tractor-trailer some 60 miles from the shooting, and seized “a firearm consistent with the type used” in the shooting.

The unidentified woman was rushed to hospital, treated and released, and there were no injuries in the other shootings, the outlet reported.

No motive has been confirmed, police said. It was unclear if Ayers hired an attorney.

“We are appalled to hear about these allegations and are fully cooperating with the responding authorities,” a spokesman for UPS said in a statement. “Firearms are prohibited at UPS facilities and in our vehicles, and we are extremely concerned for the other motorists and individuals affected.”

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