12 Shootings Linked Near Columbus Beltway


Law enforcers say the same weapon was used in four shootings along Columbus, Ohio’s South Outerbelt highway and that all 12 of a series of shootings are linked, says the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Franklin County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Steve Martin said a bullet fragment found at an elementary school Nov. 11 matches the weapon used to kill Gail Knisley, 62, on Nov. 25. She was shot as she sat in the passenger seat of a car being driven by her best friend.

More than 525 leads have been called in to the Franklin County sheriff’s tip line. Businesses are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of anyone linked to Knisley’s murder. The first shooting in the series occurred May 10, but they have increased in frequency in the last two months, with four in October and seven more in November.

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