Thursday, March 27, 2008

Virginia Police Hunt for Snipers in Motorist Shootings Along Interstate 64 (Near Charlottesville)

From FOXNews:
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia State Police were hunting Thursday for multiple gunmen suspected of shooting at motorists at three different locations along busy Interstate 64.

A 20-mile section of the major highway was reopened after being closed overnight and into the early morning hours while officers pursued what they believe were more than one sniper.

No one was seriously hurt in the shootings. Two people were treated and released at the hospital for very minor injuries, according to state police Col. Steve Flaherty. It wasn't immediately clear whether they were wounded by bullets or shattered glass.

Flaherty told reporters Thursday that at least four cars were struck by bullets along an 11-mile stretch of the freeway Wednesday night, beginning shortly before the first call came in about 12:10 a.m.

"I really don't have a good feel for how long this went on," Flaherty said. "We have evidence that it was more than one suspect."

He downplayed the characterization of the shooters as "snipers," saying they could just be pranksters...

My Comments:
Not good. Sarah and the kids are in Charlottesville visiting her folks right now. Her mother actually lives in nearby Crozet, which is where this apparently took place. Sarah called a little while ago to tell me about it.

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At 3/27/2008 12:08 PM, Blogger Jeff Miller said...

We will soon here Hillary claim she was driving along there. She needs to hunt up some real sniper action.

At 3/27/2008 3:33 PM, Blogger Cath said...

I hope Sarah, the kids, and her family are fine. News -- particularly reliable news -- isn't easy to come by so I hope and pray they have been able to find some measure of peace. Living on the opposite side of the county, I thought the news was scary enough; I can only imagine how Sarah and family must have reacted.

At 3/27/2008 6:32 PM, Anonymous Victor said...

Personally, Jeff, I'm surprised Hillary doesnt have to duck snipers everywhere she goes.


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