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    Sniper shootings kill 1 on Ind. highway

    SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) -- Sniper shootings of two vehicles along Interstate 65 in southern Indiana early Sunday left one person dead and another injured, state police said.

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    One motorist was killed and another injured this morning by sniper fire on Interstate 65 near Seymour, prompting the Indiana State Police to close a 14-mile stretch of the highway for more than eight hours.

    Traffic resumed ast 9:40 a.m. and the shootings are still under investigation.

    Two vehicles were struck by gunfire shortly after midnight this morning, according to the state police. Hours later, two more vehicles were shot near Muncie and the state police Redkey post - including a semi tractor-trailer rig on Interstate 69.
    "This investigation is ongoing. At this time it is unknown whether the shootings in the Seymour and Redkey area are related," Sgt. Jerry D. Goodin said in a prepared statement.

    I-65 was closed from mile marker 50, the Seymour exit, to mile 64 after the first gunfire shortly after midnight, Goodin said.

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    Indiana State Police called in off-duty troopers today to help investigate four possibly related early-morning sniper shootings on interstates that left one person dead and another wounded.
    The gunfire in each case might have come from highway overpasses or from the roadway, police said.
    The victims were passengers in separate pickup trucks that were hit about 12:30 a.m. as they headed south on I-65 near Seymour, in southern Indiana. Two other vehicles were struck by gunfire later near Muncie and the Indiana 332 exit on I-69.

    “We’re calling all of our available manpower we have out to scour the interstates,” said state police spokesman Sgt. Jerry D. Goodin, who asked that motorists call 911 to report any suspicious activity on or along Indiana interstates.

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    Goodin identified the victims as Jerry L. Ross, 40, of New Albany, who was fatally shot as he rode in the passenger seat of a pickup truck. Two others in the vehicle were not injured.

    Police identified the man wounded in the second attack as Robert John Otto Hartl, 25, of Audubon, Iowa. Hartl was treated and released from a Seymour hospital. The driver of the pickup truck he was in was not injured.

    Goodin and Redkey post Sgt. Rod Russell said the shootings in both the Seymour and Muncie cases were part of a joint investigation. The Delaware County shootings occurred about two hours after the first gunfire was reported near Seymour. The two locations are roughly two hours distant by car.
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    We did not have any information of any prior road rage before the incidents,” noted Goodin. “That’s why we’re calling it sniper shootings.”

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    8:00 PM July 23, 2006



    Police task force hunts highway sniper
    8 p.m. update: Police consider shooting scenarios; ask public's help

    Indiana State Police said tonight they have established a task force to investigate what they believe are four sniper shootings on interstates 65 and 69.

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    The state has set up alerts on all highway information boards, which read: “Report suspicious overpass activities – call police.”
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    Sgt. Jerry Goodin, spokesman for the state police, said investigators think that the shootings probably fit one of three scenarios:

    1) A person in the Seymour area went out shooting, and the shootings near Muncie were not connected.

    2) Shooters in Seymour and Muncie conspired to fire on the same night.

    3) A person stopped in Seymour, shot, and then drove to the Muncie area to fire again.

    Goodin said police did not know which scenario was most likely. He said investigators could find no connection between any of the victims.4:52 p.m. update: Daniels asks Guard, state Homeland Security, to help

    Gov. Mitch Daniels ordered the Indiana National Guard and the state Department of Homeland Security to help state police respond to sniper attacks today on motorists near Seymour and Muncie.
    The two agencies were on standby if needed, the governor’s office said in a statement.

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    I just returned home via I-69 . . . significant police presence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyLaw
    I just returned home via I-69 . . . significant police presence.
    Please be careful IndyLaw. Sounds like a serious situation there in Indiana.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow205
    Please be careful IndyLaw. Sounds like a serious situation there in Indiana.
    Thanks, Shadow. I was home before dark, so felt pretty safe. There are so many places to hide on the rural overpasses in the dark, I'm afraid some "copycat" may try to claim their 15 minutes of fame.

    I do have to make this same trip tomorrow evening and Tuesday afternoon for a funeral, so I will be paying attention.

    Thanks for the good wishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyLaw
    Thanks, Shadow. I was home before dark, so felt pretty safe. There are so many places to hide on the rural overpasses in the dark, I'm afraid some "copycat" may try to claim their 15 minutes of fame.

    I do have to make this same trip tomorrow evening and Tuesday afternoon for a funeral, so I will be paying attention.

    Thanks for the good wishes.
    They seem to like trucks, which I drive (pickup) but I am northern Indiana and don't drive I-69 itself, but I go over and under the overpasses all the time at night. I will be keeping my eyes open in case they have wandered even farther north.



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    I drive I-69 EVERY DAY to get to/from work . And ironically, yesterday I went to Muncie for a family cookout and took the exit right there where the sniper struck. It's probably some methed up lunatic cornfed hillbilly trying to be "cool"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight
    They seem to like trucks, which I drive (pickup) but I am northern Indiana and don't drive I-69 itself, but I go over and under the overpasses all the time at night. I will be keeping my eyes open in case they have wandered even farther north.
    I guess I'm glad I'm not driving a truck, DK!

    Fortunately I don't use either of these interstates that far north OR that far south, but use I-65 every day within the metro area to get to work. I understand that they're doing comparisons on the ballistics from each scene.

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    I was on I-69 on Saturday afternoon, before this occurred. Geesh. There are some crazy people out in the world.

    Hopefully, this nutcase (or nutcases) will be stopped soon, before any more tragedy strikes.

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    I'm so proud (not)

    This f*ck just got busted... and is a larvae offspring of people I know and went to the same high school...

    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dl...EWS01/60725019

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISPTRAX
    This f*ck just got busted... and is a larvae offspring of people I know and went to the same high school...

    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dl...EWS01/60725019
    No, seriously, tell us how you REALLY feel, LOL!

    Praise the Lord (and LE) that he got caught, though. Everyone will feel much safer now (except for being killed by other nutcase drivers, lol.)



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    10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISPTRAX
    This f*ck just got busted... and is a larvae offspring of people I know and went to the same high school...

    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dl...EWS01/60725019
    I am certainly glad they caught this kid. His neighbors were saying they never would have suspected him to be involbed in something like this.

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    LE has charged the grandmother:
    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060726/NEWS01/60726012/1006

    Elsewhere, The Associated Press reported today that Blanton’s grandmother, Patricia Blanton, 58, is being charged with obstruction of justice. The teen lived with his grandparents in Gaston near Muncie, where detectives found the rifle they believe was used in the shootings.

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