Freeway Gunman Shoots Two Cars Near Columbus


Firing from two Interstate 71 overpasses, a freeway gunman near Columbus, Ohio, shot two cars Sunday morning, allowing the victims to provide authorities with their best description to date of a highway shooter in the area. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that one victim described the shooter as a white man, in his 30s or 40s, who was standing near a dark-colored parked car on the overpasses.

Sheriff’s deputy Steve Martin said the witnesses and physical evidence appear to link the shootings to previous incidents. “We’ve had some vague [descriptions] in the past, but this is by far the best. “I would say this individual is pretty brazen,” he added.

Martin had released no information about the weapon used in the 21 previous shootings, but one of the victim yesterday said the shooter was holding a handgun. Sunday’s shootings occurred within 10 minutes of each other, about 11:20 a.m. It was the second time in a week that the gunman has opened fire from an I-71 overpass in broad daylight.


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