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  • Manhunt leads to massive roadblock, warrantless car-to-car searches

    03/16/2014 7:23:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    Police State USA ^ | March 15, 2014 | PSUSA
    ROCKVILLE, MD — Thousands of motorists were brought to a standstill when police conducted a massive roadblock to find three crime suspects. Twelve lanes of traffic were shut down and swarms of armed government agents combed through a giant traffic jam performing warrantless vehicle-to-vehicle searches. The busy Tuesday morning commute was abruptly halted just after 10:00 a.m. on March 11th. One driver told ABC News that traffic stopped and he witnessed 30 police cars pass on the shoulders of I-270 near Rockville. “Then, when I saw a wall of police officers with automatic weapons approaching our cars, it was apparent...
  • I-270 gridlock cries out for solutions

    01/08/2013 6:40:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 7, 2013 | Ari Ashe
    WASHINGTON - Interstate 270 is considered one of the most choked roads in the Washington region, but solutions for the gridlock are few and far between. Figures from the Maryland Department of Transportation show about 114,000 cars use I-270 daily, and that number is expected to jump to 200,000 in the next 10 to 15 years. "Everyone who is familiar with 270 knows it is jammed up in the morning rush hour and evening rush hour," says Gus Bauman, who studies transportation and funding and who chaired a Maryland Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Funding. One proposal to ease congestion...
  • Break the Jam: Leaders Urge Study Of Fast Lanes Over Legion Bridge

    09/19/2012 10:35:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Germantown Patch ^ | September 18, 2012 | Erin Donaghue
    State transportation officials should study dedicated travel lanes for vans, carpools and buses on a congested seven-mile stretch of the Capital Beltway that includes the American Legion Bridge, Montgomery and Fairfax leaders urged Tuesday. HOT lanes for toll payers and high-occupancy vehicles are planned for the Beltway in Virginia from the Springfield Interchange to just north of the Dulles Toll Road, and set to open later this year. But Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner and Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova pointed out a seven-mile gap in dedicated high-occupancy travel lanes between the northern terminus of the planned...
  • Candidates for governor pledge not to distract drivers

    08/11/2010 8:49:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 1+ views
    WTOP ^ | August 11, 2010 | Kristi King
    BETHESDA, Md. - When candidates are vying for votes it can be hard to get them to agree on issues. But WTOP managed to get all the major candidates in the Maryland governor's race to make the same pledge: Not to distract drivers by waving campaign signs at them. This pledge comes after political volunteers created 10 miles of delays on Interstate 270 last week by waving signs from the Falls Road overpass. Some drivers were furious about the delays. Others believe roadside distractions of any kind are a hazard that can cause crashes. "We would never condone stopping traffic."...
  • Residents and others lament loss of trees

    05/05/2008 6:53:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies · 266+ views
    The Montgomery Gazette ^ | April 30, 2008 | Melissa J. Brachfeld
    In the community of Shady Grove Woods, trees are becoming more and more scarce. Residents and other anti-Intercounty Connector activists marched through the neighborhood on Saturday, pointing out the trees that were cut down to make way for the six-lane highway. ‘‘It’s just that we didn’t have a say in it in so many ways and we’re not talking about a two-lane road, we’re talking about a major highway running through here,” resident Sam Chim said of the ICC. ‘‘We have a lot of nice, private woods back here and now we’re going to have a highway running through instead....
  • Road rage blamed in car crash that kills 2

    04/14/2007 1:25:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 1,711+ views
    Patriot-News ^ | April 12, 2007 | Irvin Kittrell III
    '98 top wrestler, woman traded gestures with other driver, police say The Harrisburg-area man and woman in the Chrysler Sebring convertible exchanged obscene gestures with the driver of a pickup truck for some distance through morning commuter traffic on Interstate 270 near Frederick, Md., witnesses told Maryland State Police. Moments later, Christian M. Luciano, 28, and his passenger, Lindsay L. Bender, 25, were dead. Without warning, the driver of the pickup swerved into the left lane, in front of Luciano's 1998 Sebring, and slammed on his brakes, police said. Luciano, a former Pennsylvania high school state wrestling champion, swerved his...
  • Mechanic says McCoy behaved strangely

    04/01/2004 11:41:51 AM PST · by flutters · 3 replies · 196+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | April 1, 2004 | Jodi Nirode
    Suspect wouldn’t discuss damage to car consistent with nearby accident Investigators wonder if Charles A. McCoy Jr. was the driver who rear-ended this car Dec. 17 on Dyer Road. Shots were fired nearby the same night. Charles A. McCoy Jr. was evasive about how he wrecked his 1999 Chevrolet Metro when he brought it to the body shop Dec. 19, owner Rusty Blades said. McCoy pulled into the Fine Line Auto Care, 2071 Payne Ave., came inside and said, "I need an estimate." Then he walked back out, Blades said yesterday. Investigators trying to put McCoy at or near the...
  • Wanted Manhunt under way for suspect in highway shootings

    03/16/2004 8:15:18 AM PST · by flutters · 21 replies · 335+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 16, 2004 | Jodi Nirode
    The suspect in a series of shootings that killed one woman and terrorized central Ohio is a troubled 28-year-old man who lived with his mother near the center of the shooter’s favored territory. Authorities were seeking Charles A. McCoy Jr. last night in connection with the series of at least 24 shootings across four counties since May — many along I-270 in southern Franklin County. McCoy should be considered armed and dangerous, said Chief Deputy Steve Martin of the Franklin County sheriff’s office, and the national all-points bulletin issued to police said he is mentally unstable. As of last night,...
  • Report: Vehicle Possibly Shot On Route 23

    02/18/2004 2:13:47 PM PST · by Sunshine55 · 27 replies · 218+ views
    WCMH Channel 4 ^ | 02/18/2004 | nbc4columbus.com
    POSTED: 3:20 pm EST February 18, 2004 UPDATED: 5:08 pm EST February 18, 2004 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There is a report of a vehicle possibly being struck by a bullet on a local road, NewsChannel 4 reported. The vehicle reportedly drove to another location. Police are searching woods in the area. There is no word if this incident is connected to the series of shootings in the Columbus area. Watch NewsChannel 4 and refresh nbc4columbus.com for additional information.
  • Serial Shooter Will Be Caught Soon, Ex-FBI Profiler Says

    02/17/2004 1:11:23 PM PST · by flutters · 15 replies · 270+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | February 17, 2004
    Gunman Knows Escape Route Before He Takes Action COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The key characteristics from the serial shooter's latest attacks are changing, according to a former FBI profiler. Those opportunities are opportunity and location, according to Clint Van Zandt, who now provides his expertise for MSNBC. "(The shooter is) shooting from an overpass, where he has the ability to go left and to go right," Van Zandt told NewsChannel 4's Duarte Geraldino Monday. "He's not trapped on an interstate where he has to look for an exit." The serial shooter's latest victim was driver Tony Hall. He was driving east...
  • Car Reportedly Shot On Interstate 70

    02/14/2004 9:17:32 AM PST · by flutters · 51 replies · 217+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | February 14, 2004
    No Injuries Reported COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There is a report of a car being shot on Interstate 70 East, NewsChannel 4 reported. The incident happened at about 10:45 a.m., west of Route 310 near the Pataskala exit. A vehicle appeared to be shot on the right side panel, NewsChannel 4 reported. There is no word if the shooting is related to the serial shootings to the south of Columbus. This apparent shooting is outside of the general geographic location that 23 other shootings have occurred.
  • Serial Shooter Caught On Tape?

    02/11/2004 8:32:17 PM PST · by flutters · 12 replies · 233+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | February 11, 2004
    Local Resident May Have ImagesCOLUMBUS, Ohio -- A Fayette County resident may have captured images of the serial shooter on tape, NewsChannel 4's Monique Ming Laven reported. Lester Beers said a surveillance camera mounted on his Brock Road home takes pictures of his driveway. The camera also might have been in the line of sight of the Brock Road overpass, where serial shooting investigators believe on Sunday a man shot a car traveling on Interstate 71, Laven reported. Beers said he expected law enforcement officers to go to his home Wednesday night to pick up the surveillance equipment. Beers would...
  • Multiple Shootings Reported Sunday Near I-71

    02/08/2004 10:32:29 AM PST · by flutters · 21 replies · 217+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | February 7, 2004
    Two Overpasses Closed Over Highway COLUMBUS, Ohio -- State routes 38 and 41 in Fayette County are closed over Interstate 71 as the serial shooting task force investigates multiple shootings, NewsChannel 4 reported. There is no word on if any injuries were reported.
  • Another Case Linked To Serial Shooter

    02/06/2004 4:04:13 PM PST · by Sunshine55 · 15 replies · 186+ views
    WCMH TV ^ | February 6, 2004 | nbc4columbus
    Another Case Linked To Serial Shooter Van Shot On Interstate 71 POSTED: 3:36 PM EST February 6, 2004 UPDATED: 5:51 PM EST February 6, 2004 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An eighth shooting has been linked by ballistic evidence to the series of shootings around the city's south side, according to the serial shooting task force. The shooting occurred at about 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, Franklin County sheriff Chief Deputy Steve Martin said. It was the 21st linked to the serial shootings, and the eighth linked by ballistic evidence. The driver of a van, John Caito of Bridgeville, Pa., was heading north on...
  • Officers Respond After Car Window Shatters On I-70

    02/05/2004 2:15:52 AM PST · by Sunshine55 · 11 replies · 204+ views
    WCMH Channel 4 ^ | February 4, 2004 | nbc4columbus
    Serial Shooting Task Force Notified POSTED: 11:57 PM EST February 4, 2004 UPDATED: 12:20 AM EST February 5, 2004 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Law enforcement responded Wednesday night to a report of a car window shattering while the driver was on Interstate 70 on the city's west side, NewsChannel 4 reported. It was not clear as to what shattered the window. The driver reported the incident to police at about 9:40 p.m. while she was driving on I-70 west near Wilson Road. Columbus police and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office responded to the call. The serial shooting task force was notified....
  • Second 911 Caller Claims Responsibility For Shootings

    01/31/2004 3:33:40 PM PST · by Sunshine55 · 21 replies · 149+ views
    WCMH TV4 ^ | January 31, 2004 | nbc4.com
    Second 911 Caller Claims Responsibility For Shootings Caller: 'It's Gonna Get Worse' POSTED: 5:46 PM EST January 31, 2004 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A second person has called 911 and claimed to be the shooter responsible for a string of 20 shootings around the city's south side, investigators said on Saturday. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said its communications center took the call at 2:23 a.m. Saturday from a man who said he was the "highway shooter." "It's gonna get worse. I am intended to start shooting at the police now," the caller said, according to a sheriff's news release. The...
  • Task Force: Caller Claims To Be Serial Shooter

    01/30/2004 1:27:55 PM PST · by Sunshine55 · 10 replies · 138+ views
    nbc4columbus.com ^ | 01/30/2004 | WCMH TV
    Task Force: Caller Claims To Be Serial ShooterNo New Incidents Reported POSTED: 3:50 PM EST January 30, 2004 UPDATED: 3:57 PM EST January 30, 2004 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The serial shooting task force is investigating a call made to police from someone claiming to be the shooter. Franklin County sheriff Chief Deputy Steve Martin said Friday the call was made to Columbus police, but would not say when the call was made. "That's something we're evaluating right now," Martin said. "We're taking it seriously." Martin said the call was the first law enforcement has received from someone claiming responsibility for...
  • Shot hits cars on I-71, Outerbelt

    01/23/2004 8:38:05 AM PST · by flutters · 28 replies · 369+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 23, 2004 | Bruce Cadwallader and John Futty
    Gunfire hit cars traveling on I-71 and I-270 yesterday. No one was injured. A task force investigating the serial sniper is analyzing two shell casings found on an I-71 overpass after a motorist was fired on about 1 a.m. If the incident is linked to the shooter, it will be the 20th and the most recent since a car was hit Jan. 11. The bullet that hit Michael Thomas’ car appears to have ricocheted off the hood and cracked the windshield. Last night, the task force was called to a shooting on the Far West Side, though authorities were trying...
  • Task Force Investigates Possible Shooting Along I-71

    01/22/2004 9:27:38 AM PST · by Sunshine55 · 27 replies · 191+ views
    WCMH TV ^ | PDATED: 12:20 PM EST January 22, 2004 | wcmh Channel 4
    Neighbors Say They Heard 2 Shots Fired UPDATED: 12:20 PM EST January 22, 2004 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A car was reportedly shot at early Thursday morning along Interstate 71 in southern Franklin County. The task force investigating a series of shootings in that region was called to the scene to investigate and recovered shell casings, NewsChannel 4's Kyle Anderson reported. The alleged shooting took place around 12:30 a.m. underneath the Lambert Road overpass, close to the Franklin-Pickaway county line. The driver, Michael Thomas, said that he was driving north on I-71 when saw a parked car on the Lambert Road...
  • Task Force: Car Shot While On I-270

    01/14/2004 1:07:02 PM PST · by flutters · 27 replies · 182+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | January 14, 2004
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The serial shooting task force said Wednesday that a vehicle was shot early Sunday morning while it was traveling on the city's south outerbelt. A young man was driving a vehicle at about 2:15 a.m. on Interstate 270 East near the Lockbourne Road overpass when the car's hood was hit by a bullet, which then cracked the windshield and continued on over the roof, according to Franklin County sheriff Chief Deputy Steve Martin. The victim, who was not injured, immediately pulled over and alerted police on a cell phone after the shooting. A 911 operator told the...
  • Columbus Man Questioned In Serial Shootings

    01/05/2004 8:14:56 AM PST · by flutters · 7 replies · 146+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | January 5, 2004
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A Columbus man and members of his family have been questioned repeatedly in a string of shootings around the city's outerbelt, a newspaper reported Saturday. James Gearheart is one of hundreds of people questioned by law enforcement investigating 18 related shootings along Interstate 270 in southern Franklin County, including the Nov. 26 killing of 62-year-old Gail Knisley. No one else has been injured. Investigators have visited Gearheart's house twice, questioned him about firearms purchases and searched the car his son was driving. Gearheart, 55, was released from prison 20 years ago. The former safecracker told the Columbus...
  • Task Force Investigates 2 New Car Shootings

    12/23/2003 7:48:26 AM PST · by flutters · 5 replies · 150+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | December 23, 2003
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Investigators will soon know whether the number of shootings in the I-270 case has jumped. The total number of shootings that investigators believe are linked stands at 18, but there's a possibility that number soon may climb to 20, reported Monique Ming Laven for NewsChannel 4. One shooting killed a 62-year-old woman. Police are waiting to get back tests before they can determine whether or not a weekend shooting and a shooting reported Monday evening are related to the I-270 case. On Monday night, at least six investigators looked into the damage done to a sport utility...
  • Task Force: Students On Bus During Shooting

    12/18/2003 1:33:34 PM PST · by flutters · 16 replies · 353+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | December 18, 2003
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two children were on a bus that was reportedly struck by a bullet Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon, according to serial shooting task force authorities. More than 200 South-Western City School buses sat idle Thursday after two bullet holes were discovered in its fleet of buses. The second-largest school district in Central Ohio sits along Interstate 270 in southern Franklin County -- the same area that has been targeted in a string of recent shootings. The task force that has been investigating the shootings met with the school district's superintendent, NewsChannel 4's Erin Tate reported. Franklin County Sheriff's...
  • Sniper strikes again, hits house / South-Western buses struck; classes canceled

    12/18/2003 7:34:59 AM PST · by flutters · 26 replies · 282+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 18, 2003 | Bruce Cadwallader , Geoff Dutton and Jodi Nirode
    The south Outerbelt sniper resumed shooting again this week after a 15-day hiatus, hitting a home that is out of his usual territory. Meanwhile, task-force members scrambled last night chasing leads that included two South-Western school bus shootings, two more homes with bullet holes and a man involved in a wreck with a fleeing car. None of the incidents last night has been tied to the sniper. Because of the bus shootings, South-Western City Schools announced last night that all schools within the district will be closed today. The holes in the buses were in the rear of both vehicles...
  • Serial Shootings Force School District To Cancel Classes

    12/17/2003 7:57:58 PM PST · by flutters · 50 replies · 229+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | December 17, 2003
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- South-Western City Schools are closed Thursday after two buses were found with dents believed to have been caused by gunfire. NewsChannel 4 reported that the district contacted the serial shootings task force once the buses were discovered with the dents. Though it is not known if the alleged incidents were related to the serial shootings, the district decided to cancel classes for Thursday. Investigators are expected to inspect the district's nearly 200 school buses Thursday, NewsChannel 4 reported. The cancellation came hours after serial shooting task force members linked another shooting to the bullet that killed a...
  • Another Bullet Linked To Serial Shootings

    12/17/2003 1:55:20 PM PST · by flutters · 24 replies · 380+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | December 17, 2003
    Brown Road Home Struck By Gunfire POSTED: 3:40 PM EST December 17, 2003 UPDATED: 4:21 PM EST December 17, 2003 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Serial shooting task force members on Wednesday linked another shooting to the bullet that killed a woman last month. The bullet was recovered from a home at 901 Brown Rd. Monday after a report of a shot entering the house. The bullet was matched by ballistic evidence Wednesday to the one that killed Gail Knisley, 62, of Washington Court House, while she was riding in a car along Interstate 270. The bullet entered the home, located across...
  • I-270 SNIPER Links to overpass drops are possible

    12/16/2003 7:45:37 AM PST · by flutters · 19 replies · 306+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 16, 2003 | John Futty
    Before bullets began striking vehicles with increasing frequency this fall on and near the south Outerbelt, someone was taking aim at motorists with another weapon. Hamilton Township trustees and residents question whether there’s a connection between the serial shootings and a series of incidents this summer in which 80-pound bags of concrete mix were dropped onto I-270 from the Lockbourne Road overpass. "People are wondering if it could be the same person," Trustee Shannon Bush said. Investigators aren’t ruling out a connection, Franklin County Chief Deputy Steve Martin said. The Ohio Department of Transportation spent about $35,000 to install special...
  • Tracking a shooter

    12/12/2003 8:17:06 AM PST · by flutters · 22 replies · 207+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 7, 2003 | Michael Hawthorne and Encarnacion Pyle
    Authorities fan out along closed part of Outerbelt, use laser to shed light on series of shootings State Highway Patrol troopers shut down the entrance ramp to I-270 to accommodate last night’s investigation of the south Outerbelt shootings. Law-enforcement officials aim a laser through a bullet hole in the Pontiac Grand Am that Gail Knisley was riding in when she was shot to death Nov. 25 on I-270. Officials closed part of the south Outerbelt last night to investigate a series of shootings along that highway. A red laser beam swept across a closed section of the south Outerbelt last...
  • Driver Says Rig Hit By Gunfire Along I-270

    12/12/2003 6:38:56 AM PST · by smith288 · 10 replies · 227+ views
    WCMH - 4 - Columbus ^ | Dec 12, 2003 | NBC4Columbus
    Driver Says Rig Hit By Gunfire Along I-270 Man Positive He Saw Gun Flash UPDATED: 9:04 AM EST December 12, 2003 OBETZ, Ohio -- A trucker driving along Interstate 270 said that his truck was hit by gunfire late Thursday night. FeedRoom Another I-270 Shooting Probed The driver, Efrean Regalado, was driving his tractor-trailer from Nashville, Tenn., to the Aaron's Distribution Center, just off Groveport Road, when he said he noticed a flash coming from an overpass. NewsChannel 4's Beth Dal Ponte reported that Regalado then claimed he heard something hit his truck very hard. Regalado said that he then...
  • I-270 SNIPER Shooter may be firing from car

    12/11/2003 8:16:55 AM PST · by flutters · 60 replies · 645+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 11, 2003 | Geoff Dutton and John Futty
    Nervous motorists scanning the woods along I-270 could be looking in the wrong place for the south Outerbelt shooter. Evidence suggests the shooter, in several of the 15 incidents that lawenforcement officials said are connected, might have fired from a vehicle, perhaps traveling in the opposite direction of the victims’. Authorities also recently suggested an in-transit shooter. "We don’t rule anything out, whether stationary or mobile," Franklin County Chief Deputy Steve Martin said. Of the six reports with detailed information about the paths of the vehicle and trajectories of the bullets, each had been struck on the driver’s side. That...
  • Number Of Serial Shootings Stands At 15

    12/09/2003 8:10:17 PM PST · by flutters · 70 replies · 362+ views
    News Channel 4 ^ | December 9, 2003
    Sixth Shooting Tied To Same Weapon Number Of Serial Shootings Stands At 15 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Authorities on Tuesday linked a sixth shooting to the same weapon that killed a Central Ohio woman last month, NewsChannel 4 reported. The shooting occurred Nov. 10 at Paydays South, located at 3408 S. High St. On Monday, investigators examined a bullet that was pulled from a van at the used car lot in southern Franklin County. Ballistic evidence linked the bullet to the one that killed Gail Knisley, 62, of Washington Court House. It is the 15th shooting that authorities believe is connected...
  • 2 More Shootings Linked To Highway Death Authorities: Elementary School Was Target

    12/02/2003 7:42:08 PM PST · by flutters · 18 replies · 176+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | December 2, 2003
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ballistics tests have matched two more shootings to the one that killed a 62-year-old woman one week ago along a stretch of Interstate 270, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. A previously reported shooting incident that occurred Nov. 21 on U.S. Route 23 and another shooting at an Obetz elementary school have been linked to the shooting death of Gail Knisley, 62, of Washington Court House. Steve Martin, chief deputy at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, said a bullet was fired into the Hamilton Township Central Elementary School at 1105 Rathmell Rd. in Obetz at 1:35...
  • Timeline of 10 shootings on highway around Columbus

    11/29/2003 1:57:43 PM PST · by flutters · 22 replies · 329+ views
    The Dayton Daily News ^ | November 29, 2003 | AP
    Timeline of 10 shootings on highway around Columbus Associated Press Authorities are investigating 10 shootings on or around a southern section of Interstate 270, which circles Columbus. Reports of 11 shootings in the area have been gathered by several law enforcement agencies, but investigators would not confirm which of the following reports they’re looking at: May 10: A 37-year-old woman runs out of gas around 4 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-270 east of I-71. After walking for help, she returns to find the car’s windshield shot out and the hood damaged. Oct. 7: A 42-year-old Columbus woman, taking...
  • I-270 Shootings (Columbus, Ohio Sniper)

    11/28/2003 8:42:42 PM PST · by flutters · 35 replies · 937+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | November 28, 2003
    I-270 Shootings: Public's Assistance Still Needed Authorities Want To Open Dialogue With Person, Persons Involved COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Investigators looking into a series of shootings on Interstate 270 said Friday that they would like to open dialogue with the person or persons responsible for at least 10 shootings along that stretch of road. One of the shootings led to the death of a 62-year-old woman Tuesday. Franklin County Sheriff's Office Chief Steve Martin said that the shootings were not accidental, but intentional. Ballistics tests revealed that Tuesday's shooting was "positively linked" to at least one other shooting case and "investigators...