driver working out of Virginia may be the latest person targeted by the
I-270 gunman in Columbus, OH, Channel 4 Columbus reported Dec. 24.
who works for a Springfield, VA, company, noticed two bullet holes in his
trailer after his arrival at a delivery location in Fort Wayne, IN, the
TV station reported. The load was picked up in Columbus.
called the serial shooting task force in Columbus immediately, the report
said. Officials of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives met him when he returned to Virginia so they could recover the
County Sheriff’s Department, the lead agency investigating the shootings,
said it is looking into the case as well as several others to see whether
they are linked to the 18 shootings along the highway on the city’s southwest
shootings have taken place in Columbus, OH, since May. Authorities say
the 18 shootings – all at or near the southwestern part of I-270, a loop
highway surrounding Columbus – are linked.
bullet hit a human target. It struck and killed area 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
five commercial motor vehicles have been hit by bullets, according to police
and press reports, including a Yellow Freight truck, a UPS delivery truck,
a Coca-Cola truck, an 18-wheeler out of Texas and the Virginia-based rig.
have now received more than 2,700 tips. A $30,000 reward is being offered
for information that leads to an arrest in the case.
County Sheriff’s Department has put out public alerts asking the shooter
or shooters to contact them and start a dialog. In addition to the hotline
set up for tips - (614) 462-4646 – the Sheriff’s Department has also set
up a post office box for the shooter to use to contact authorities. It
is PO Box 360562, Columbus, OH, 43236-0562.