A gunman turned his sights on a car
traveling on the Ohio Turnpike about 50 miles west of Cleveland Dec. 2,
law-enforcement officials said.
Two men were hit, one in the head
and one in the hand, The Ohio Highway Patrol said in a statement. Both were
treated at area hospitals.
The shooting came as the state tried
to deal with a series of highway shootings in Columbus, OH. Law-enforcement
officials said the Turnpike shootings were not related to the incidents in
Cleveland resident Kenneth
Fleetwood, 26, was arrested by the state Highway Patrol on the Turnpike shortly
after the shooting. He was charged with “driving under
Twelve shootings have taken place in and
around Columbus, OH, since May. Authorities now believe that all 12 shootings
at or near the southwestern part of I-270, a loop highway surrounding Columbus,
Only one bullet hit a human target. It
struck and killed local resident Gail Knisley Nov. 25, just before the
Thanksgiving holiday. Knisley was riding in the car of a friend who was taking
her to see a doctor. A pickup truck was hit just a few hours later nearby.
Other bullets have hit a school and other cars.
Police are moving closer to solving the
case. While they would not release many details, they have received more than
500 tips, according to The Associated Press, and they have linked the
bullets from four of the shootings through ballistics.