Discussion in 'Crimes in the News' started by PastTense, Apr 29, 2019.
Waterloo PD: Shooting victims driving home from work
This is terrifying!!!
if they were off work at 2:30 am, maybe they worked at a bar or club or restaurant/lounge.
I wonder if anything happened at work that night, that could have upset someone?
Appears to be a wooded area. Unless someone was spotlighting deer or coon hunting. Can't think of anything else they would be hunting.
But do they do deer or coon hunting at 2:30 am in the middle of the night?
Some other articles:
Woman killed while driving home was not a target, Waterloo police say; UNI softball team mourns former teammate
Waterloo police seek public's help in Highway 218 shooting
Former Kansas City area softball standout killed in Iowa highway shooting
How close are the campgrounds?
'So random and senseless': Father, university mourn woman killed while driving home
She was picking up her boyfriend from his job at a Cedar Falls bar.
This is local to me....I drive this exact same road several times a month, if not more often. Seriously....this is just so crazy! How did this even happen?????
It's illegal to spotlight deer in Iowa.
Right. Police wanted to know if anyone was hunting legally or illegally in the area.
I’m not sure that I can get on board with the stray bullet by a hunter theory.
1. They were traveling in the southbound lane and the bullet came into her driver’s side window. Which would mean the bullet would have had to come from her left, completely crossing the northbound lane of 218.
2. They were driving on an overpass which is elevated. The ground isnt level with the highway.
So, if both of those things are true, the bullet would have had to come from the ground up, travel across a three lane interstate to the other three lanes and still have enough force to go through her window, through her neck, and into another person’s face.
I don’t know much of anything about guns, but it doesn’t seem realistic to me
Here's a picture of the bridge where she was shot:
Search yields few clues to Highway 218 shooting
I grew up there, still have family there, and visit often. I've traveled that highway many, many times. This is terrifying! I follow a lot of local media and have been trying to understand what happened.
An interview with her boyfriend:
Boyfriend recalls 'chaos' as apparently random bullet killed Iowa woman, then struck him
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Rifles can shoot bullets a long way. Look at this Iowa story about a young boy picking apples in an apple orchard who was hit by a stray bullet from a gun range--Look at the map.
Officials: 8-year-old boy shot from gun range at apple orchard near Nashua
OT.. sorry, but this reminds me of the crazy, supposedly random shootings where I live. I’ve been getting really scared/anxious, especially sitting at traffic lights. These have been at all times of the day/night, in light & heavy traffic, driving on the interstate & stopped various places, good & bad parts of town, etc. No leads whatsoever!
Victim of random shooting asks for answers, Birmingham Police Chief responds
True! But it’s not just the distance, it’s the trajectory. I can’t see how a bullet could have a clear, level path.
The FBI is involved in this case as well as ATF.
FBI gets involved in shooting death of Micalla Rettinger