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By The Associated Press

PHOENIX — Authorities say they're searching for at least one suspect after a motorist in the Phoenix area was hit by gunfire, another was wounded in a carjacking, and a patrol cruiser was struck by a bullet.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Det. Doug Matteson said the violence erupted late Tuesday night on and around Highway 87, in Phoenix's northeast suburbs.

There was no immediate word of any arrests or of the seriousness of the two gunshot injuries.

He said that several roads in the area about 20 miles northeast of central Phoenix were shut down as authorities investigated multiple crime scenes.