IA - Micalla Rettinger, 25, shot while driving home from work, Waterloo, 28 April 2019

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  1. PastTense

    PastTense Well-Known Member

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    Waterloo PD: Shooting victims driving home from work
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    flute4peace Well-Known Member

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    This is terrifying!!!
     
  3. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    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?
     
  4. bwt42

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    Appears to be a wooded area. Unless someone was spotlighting deer or coon hunting. Can't think of anything else they would be hunting.
     
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    Bowtofate New Member

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    How close are the campgrounds?
     
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    '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.
     
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    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?????
     
  10. Tippy Lynn

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    It's illegal to spotlight deer in Iowa.
     
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    Right. Police wanted to know if anyone was hunting legally or illegally in the area.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    An interview with her boyfriend:
    Boyfriend recalls 'chaos' as apparently random bullet killed Iowa woman, then struck him
     
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    Delete (duplicate link)
     
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    PastTense Well-Known Member

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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
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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