Skip to comments.I-64 closed for six hours after sniper hits four cars
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.
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Time to raise the speed limit!
Just a crazy, or a minor terror plot? It’ll take a while to figure that out.
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
Hillary to campaign staff: “Quick! To Broomstick One. We have to get our motorcade running that stretch of highway. Fly, my monkeys, fly!”
I thought that was Pelosi's plane.
Probably one of the 50 calibar rifles run-amok.
I thought that was Pelosi's plane.
Nope, that's definitley Hillary...
That'd be a neat trick, Afton mountain is a long steep grade.
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.
Where is Chief Moose when you need him?
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.
Pistol cartridge casings. We definitely need pictures.
Probably a fundamentalist Christian, who hangs out at gun clubs and has a Confederate flag in his garage.
< /ChiefMoose >
What’s do funny????
The cats alibi is foolproof:)
So how wide an area are they locking down?
Probably biting someone's sister.....:)
My thought exactly.
“Where is Chief Moose when you need him?”
He is still looking for that White Van with the White Racist snipers in it.
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.
We don't JUST laugh, we laugh while we prepare to find his ass and then kick his ass.
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.
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.
Right now, our suspects are some White men in a White van.
Time to question everyone in the Charlottesville phone book named Shiflett (or Shiflette or Shifflet or...)as to their whereabouts.
He got hired in Philadelphia.
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.
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.
Last I heard, he was on the Honolulu PD as a rookie. Do you have an update?
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.
Thnx. 10 AM huh? That’s going to interrupt my mid morning nap ....
Wikipedia supports your info.
“Moose has since graduated from the Honolulu Police Academy and has now reported for duty as one of the newest members of the Honolulu Police Department.”
thanks for the laugh
From my cold dead radial tires ....
There are many 9mm rifles as well.
Sorry, I was wrong - Charles Ramsey is the new top cop in Philly. He was in DC when the last sniper was loose.
Nice picture and that is funny LOL!
Maybe they were on board the plane together, hmmmmm
Yep. I own one myself. Not much good beyond 100 yds though.
So any idiot that shoots at cars on the freeway is a “sniper” now?
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.
Was Hillary driving by?
Sorry couldn’t help myself.
what is that?
More information at WTOP
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.
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.