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I-64 closed for six hours after sniper hits four cars
Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 03/27/08 | CARLOS SANTOS

Posted on 03/27/2008 5:26:53 AM PDT by P8riot

CHARLOTTESVILLE -- State police say a sniper wounded two people and hit at least four cars on Interstate 64 near Afton Mountain this morning.

The injuries were not life-threatening and the victims were treated and released from Augusta Medical Center. More than 20 miles of I-64 was closed between Charlottesville and Waynesboro from shortly after midnight until about 6:20 a.m.

State troopers, Charlottesville police and Albemarle County deputies are searching wooded areas along the interstate, but no suspect has been found.

(Excerpt) Read more at inrich.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: banglist; crime; firearms; homelandsecurity; i64; police; shooting; snipers; virginia; weapons
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Here we go again
1 posted on 03/27/2008 5:26:55 AM PDT by P8riot
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To: P8riot

Time to raise the speed limit!


2 posted on 03/27/2008 5:28:09 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: P8riot

Just a crazy, or a minor terror plot? It’ll take a while to figure that out.


3 posted on 03/27/2008 5:29:09 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW!)
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To: P8riot

geez


4 posted on 03/27/2008 5:31:13 AM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: P8riot
Everyone is a sniper.

Anything that goes “bang,” is an assault weapon.

And on and on and on. I would lend the article much more credibility if they discussed the effects of CO2 emissions by his weapon and how that impacts global warming. LOL

5 posted on 03/27/2008 5:31:55 AM PDT by Red6 (Come and take it.)
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To: P8riot

Hillary to campaign staff: “Quick! To Broomstick One. We have to get our motorcade running that stretch of highway. Fly, my monkeys, fly!”


6 posted on 03/27/2008 5:32:28 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: NonValueAdded
Broomstick One

I thought that was Pelosi's plane.

7 posted on 03/27/2008 5:34:40 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: P8riot

Probably one of the 50 calibar rifles run-amok.


8 posted on 03/27/2008 5:37:32 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Truthism Watch)
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To: from occupied ga
Broomstick One

I thought that was Pelosi's plane.

Nope, that's definitley Hillary...

9 posted on 03/27/2008 5:39:22 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("How'd you get that scar, mister?" "Nicked myself shaving.")
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To: School of Rational Thought
One of these, perhaps?

MSM\'s idea of a high powered sniper rifle

10 posted on 03/27/2008 5:43:35 AM PDT by magslinger (cranky right-winger)
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To: JimRed

bttt


11 posted on 03/27/2008 5:45:55 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: RexBeach
Time to raise the speed limit!

That'd be a neat trick, Afton mountain is a long steep grade.

12 posted on 03/27/2008 5:46:32 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: P8riot
Local TV info-babe says she saw what looked like pistol cartridge casings., FWIW. I'm going with drunk crazy as my working hypothesis. He was probably so smashed that he doesn't remember doing it this morning.

I would like to point out that I was at Church until 2115 and drove straight home. May cats will confirm my alibi. (My wife was asleep, so she'll remember where I was when I tell her.)

In the meantime, let us all pray he didn't have a concealed carry permit.

Anyway, schools are closed. And parents and teachers are confused. My wife arrived at the school where she teaches and the parking lot had three cars in it. Twilight Zone.

13 posted on 03/27/2008 5:52:22 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: P8riot

Where is Chief Moose when you need him?


14 posted on 03/27/2008 5:53:55 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Mad Dawg

He was “cleaning his gun when it accidentally discharged.

We had a local claim that defense when he was on trial for shooting his girlfriend in the face.


15 posted on 03/27/2008 5:54:22 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Mad Dawg

Pistol cartridge casings. We definitely need pictures.


16 posted on 03/27/2008 5:57:11 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (The fence is "absolutely not the answer" - Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX))
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
BOLO for a white box truck, driven by an angry disgruntled white man.

Probably a fundamentalist Christian, who hangs out at gun clubs and has a Confederate flag in his garage.

< /ChiefMoose >

17 posted on 03/27/2008 5:58:51 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Mad Dawg

What’s do funny????


18 posted on 03/27/2008 6:00:08 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
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To: Mad Dawg

The cats alibi is foolproof:)

So how wide an area are they locking down?


19 posted on 03/27/2008 6:00:13 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: P8riot
Wasn't there sniper fire on several occasions in that same area a few years ago? It was on another road but the same area. I remember because I used to travel in that area frequently when I lived in Virginia. I wonder if it could be the same person involved?
20 posted on 03/27/2008 6:03:51 AM PDT by k omalley (Caro Enim Mea, Vere est Cibus, et Sanguis Meus, Vere est Potus)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Where is Chief Moose when you need him?

Probably biting someone's sister.....:)

21 posted on 03/27/2008 6:05:02 AM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent......)
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To: ArrogantBustard

My thought exactly.


22 posted on 03/27/2008 6:06:10 AM PDT by twntaipan (NOBAMA!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

“Where is Chief Moose when you need him?”

He is still looking for that White Van with the White Racist snipers in it.


23 posted on 03/27/2008 6:07:05 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Hussein ObamaSamma's Pastor, Jeremiah Wright: "God Damn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11")
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To: mtbopfuyn
We definitely need pictures.

All they had on the local CBS affiliate was an info babe standing at a VDOT (Virginia Department of Transportation) depot who said the searchers found some pistol casings as she was setting up for her 0500 segment. But all we could see was styrofoam coffee cups presumably placed over the casings.

Of course, my Marlin shoots 357 magnums so even if they are pistol casings that's not conclusive of anything.

24 posted on 03/27/2008 6:07:27 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Assuming that "do" is really a "so" in disguise, I'd say that laughing is a good thing to do when nobody is seriously hurt and somebody is trying to bully or frighten a community (or acting like a drunk wacko.

We don't JUST laugh, we laugh while we prepare to find his ass and then kick his ass.

25 posted on 03/27/2008 6:09:33 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: SE Mom
The cats alibi is foolproof:)

Not if the prosecutor tries to impeach them by calling character witnesses. Besides, I'd say these cats have a pretty well established record for moral turpitude.

Last I heard they were shutting down both sides of 1-64 for 22 miles around the community of Crozet and up to Rockfish Gap where the interstate crosses the Blue Ridge. For a while they also shut down US 250 which sort of runs alongside I-64. I bet the morning commute across the mountains was just a joy and a delight.

26 posted on 03/27/2008 6:13:34 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: P8riot

Knowing that stretch of road, the “sniper” could’ve been anywhere. Probably some drunk idiot who decided that blasting road signs wasn’t enough of a challenge.

I love that climb up Afton Mountain. Such great scenery.

}:-)4


27 posted on 03/27/2008 6:14:33 AM PDT by Moose4 (Hey GOP...don't move toward the middle. Move the middle toward us.)
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To: P8riot

Right now, our suspects are some White men in a White van.

28 posted on 03/27/2008 6:18:06 AM PDT by SkyPilot ("I wasn't in church during the time when the statements were made.")
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To: P8riot

Time to question everyone in the Charlottesville phone book named Shiflett (or Shiflette or Shifflet or...)as to their whereabouts.


29 posted on 03/27/2008 6:18:50 AM PDT by G L Tirebiter
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

He got hired in Philadelphia.


30 posted on 03/27/2008 6:19:24 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: P8riot

Ummmmmm....like...I am....like
a 4-Star General, with ribbons.....and....everything.
I can....like...search everyone's home without a warrant...
and....stuff. Then I can...like take
those nasty gun thingies....and everything.

31 posted on 03/27/2008 6:20:20 AM PDT by SkyPilot ("I wasn't in church during the time when the statements were made.")
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To: SkyPilot

MMMMMMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSE!!!!!


32 posted on 03/27/2008 6:22:30 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Mad Dawg

http://wtvr.com/Global/story.asp?S=8076747

Updated: March 27, 2008 09:10 AM EST

Update 9:09am: State Police will have a news conference at 10:00am near the UVa campus. We’ll update this story as we learn more.

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) - A 20-mile stretch of Interstate 64 between Charlottesville and Waynesboro is open again as Virginia State Police continue searching for someone who took shots at vehicles on the interstate.

State police say at least four cars were struck by bullets along an 11-mile stretch of I-64 last night. Sergeant David Cooper said the first call came in just after midnight. He said two people reported injuries and went to hospitals in Staunton and Waynesboro. He said neither person had life threatening injuries, but he didn’t know if the victims were struck by a bullet or by glass.

I-64 was closed about 6 hours, from mile marker 96 in Augusta County to mile marker 118 in Albemarle County and the interstate was reopened in both directions at 6:20 a.m. as police continued investigating the shootings. Cooper said investigators gathered evidence overnight were closely checking several interstate ramps near the shootings, as well as woods in the rural area.

Cooper said he didn’t know if there was more than one shooter or what type of gun or guns were used.


33 posted on 03/27/2008 6:24:56 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SueRae; PBRSTREETGANG

Last I heard, he was on the Honolulu PD as a rookie. Do you have an update?


34 posted on 03/27/2008 6:27:01 AM PDT by magslinger (cranky right-winger)
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To: P8riot

The answer to this is very straightforward. We need to ban interstate highways. If we didn’t have interstate highways, incidents like this would never happen.


35 posted on 03/27/2008 6:27:01 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: SE Mom

Thnx. 10 AM huh? That’s going to interrupt my mid morning nap ....


36 posted on 03/27/2008 6:28:20 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: magslinger

Wikipedia supports your info.

“Moose has since graduated from the Honolulu Police Academy[3] and has now reported for duty as one of the newest members of the Honolulu Police Department.[4]”


37 posted on 03/27/2008 6:30:27 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: SkyPilot

thanks for the laugh


38 posted on 03/27/2008 6:30:47 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

From my cold dead radial tires ....


39 posted on 03/27/2008 6:34:54 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Mad Dawg

There are many 9mm rifles as well.


40 posted on 03/27/2008 6:35:56 AM PDT by quack
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To: magslinger

Sorry, I was wrong - Charles Ramsey is the new top cop in Philly. He was in DC when the last sniper was loose.


41 posted on 03/27/2008 6:37:10 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Jonah Hex

Nice picture and that is funny LOL!
Maybe they were on board the plane together, hmmmmm


42 posted on 03/27/2008 6:40:59 AM PDT by Poetgal26 (God bless the US Military and our vets!)
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To: quack

Yep. I own one myself. Not much good beyond 100 yds though.


43 posted on 03/27/2008 6:50:25 AM PDT by Into the Vortex
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To: P8riot

So any idiot that shoots at cars on the freeway is a “sniper” now?


44 posted on 03/27/2008 7:20:27 AM PDT by lesser_satan
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To: P8riot; All

Received via UVA’s Alert system:

The Virginia State Police and Albemarle County Police Department responded to several shooting incidents that occurred in the area of Interstate 64 in the western portion of Albemarle County shortly after midnight on March 27, 2008. There were multiple incidents involving at least four different vehicles over an eleven mile stretch of Interstate 64. Two victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries and released from local hospitals. The suspect or suspects involved in this incident have not been identified at this time.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are involved in this investigation, crime scene security, following up on leads and continued security to the community. This includes air support and K-9 units. The Virginia State Police is the lead investigating agency for this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Virginia State Police at 434-293-3223 or Crimestoppers at 434-972-4000.

The University of Virginia Police Department recommends that if you find yourself in a similar situation call 911 immediately and get to a safe location. For updates go to the University’s homepage at www.virginia.edu.


45 posted on 03/27/2008 7:28:26 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (I have great faith in the American people. I have no faith in the American government, however.)
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To: P8riot

Was Hillary driving by?

Sorry couldn’t help myself.


46 posted on 03/27/2008 7:39:00 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan ( "John McCain- If I Have To... I Guess...." ****** "I love my country more than I hate John McCain!")
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To: magslinger

what is that?


47 posted on 03/27/2008 8:18:28 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? ((Ok, Im the official Pit Bull Defender/If you can't stand behind our troops, stand in front of them.)
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... Two cars, a van and a tractor-trailer _ all traveling westbound _ were struck by bullets, Flaherty said. An unoccupied, parked Virginia Department of Transportation vehicle also was shot. ...

More information at WTOP

48 posted on 03/27/2008 10:32:29 AM PDT by relee (I just got back from the border, and what I saw made me know for sure we're out of order - LRB)
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To: When do we get liberated?
It's my concept of what the MSM would call a high power sniper rifle. It's a blunderbuss faux fitted with a scope.

I did it a while back, but I like to recycle some of my older work.

Yes, I know the flint probably wouldn't clear the scope and the scope would mostly give a sight of the bell. It was intended to be as unworkable as fitting a scope to an ancient fowling piece.

49 posted on 03/27/2008 11:06:32 AM PDT by magslinger (cranky right-winger)
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To: AppyPappy
We have two related laws in CA.

No gun cleaning while driving.

If you rent a car at LAX and don't have a gun, they will issue you one. Does not apply to one-way rentals. Taxes and fees additional.

50 posted on 03/27/2008 11:08:56 AM PDT by purpleraine
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