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    Thursday, March 27, 2008


    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia State Police were hunting Thursday for a sniper or snipers suspected of shooting at motorists along Interstate 64.
    A 20-mile section of the major highway was closed overnight and into the early morning hours as officers pursued the gunman — but has since been reopened.
    State police said that at least four cars were struck by bullets along an 11-mile stretch of the highway Wednesday night. A Virginia Department of Transportation vehicle was found with bullet holes near an exit for I-64 along Route 250, FOX News has confirmed.
    The freeway was shut down between about midnight and 6 a.m. Thursday, and Albemarle County Schools were closed, according to the district's Web site.
    State Police Sgt. David Cooper said two people reported injuries and went to hospitals in Staunton and Waynesboro. He said neither person had life threatening injuries and he didn't know if the victims were struck by a bullet or by glass.
    Cooper did not know what time each shooting occurred, but said the first call came in about midnight.
    I-64 was closed from 12:10 a.m. to 6 a.m. from mile marker 96 in Augusta County to mile marker 118 in Albemarle County and VDOT set up Route 250 as a detour.
    Cooper said police closed a long stretch of the interstate to gather evidence. He said investigators are closely checking several interstate ramps near the shootings, as well as wooded areas near the shootings.
    State police were holding a presser at 10:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, when they said they'd have updates on the case.
    The Associated Press contributed to this report

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    We will get a lot of anti-gun propaganda shot at us even before the investigation determines what happened. Get ready, here it comes!
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    Change the work sniper to vandal, or thug. Snipers are disciplined. These pieces of sh** were shooting at moving cars.
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    I hear ya Thundar. It's in the post as well, copying the lead from the AP


    The Associated Press
    Thursday, March 27, 2008; 11:40 AM


    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Police in Virginia are searching for suspects in a series of overnight highway shootings on Interstate 64.


    The shootings prompted authorities to shut down a 20-mile stretch of the interstate between Charlottesville and Waynesboro for nearly six hours. Two cars, a van and a tractor-trailer were hit and two people suffered injuries.

    Col. Steven Flaherty says police think the shooter or shooters may still be in the area, and police plan to watch the road more carefully. Authorities are telling drivers to be observant but say they don't need to avoid the road.

    Police think the bullets used in the shootings were all of the same caliber, but say they can't be sure until forensic tests are completed.

    I canhear it now, plenty of redneck drunken remarks by the anti's

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    I'm not sure if I would be happier if these criminal acts are being performed with a "hunting/sporting" rifle or with an EBR. Either way, just more fodder for the antis.

    Let's hunt down this "sniper" and feed him/her into a wood chipper feet first, televised on network television at primetime, to discourage this type of mass anti-social behavior in the future.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    deepdiver wrote:
    I'm not sure if I would be happier if these criminal acts are being performed with a "hunting/sporting" rifle.......

    I agree but the anti's have it covered as that would be a "sniper rifle" as compared to the "assault rifle".

    If the idiot is using a .22, then it is an "assassin's rifle"

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    Has the county lieutenant of Albemarle County called for a muster of his men? Allow the local militia to muster to account for all the people and if the sniping continues send out the men on patrols. If it becomes too much for them, send word out to the county lieutenants of the neighboring counties to forthwith assemble their men and send them out.



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    Virginiaplanter wrote:
    Has the county lieutenant of Albemarle County called for a muster of his men? Allow the local militia to muster to account for all the people and if the sniping continues send out the men on patrols. If it becomes too much for them, send word out to the county lieutenants of the neighboring counties to forthwith assemble their men and send them out.



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    I was thinking the same thing. Should be easy enough to muster enough folks to patrol this stretch of highway and put an end to these creeps.

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    Might be coincidence, but people were talking about this happening because of MS-13 initiation rites (yeah yeah, we've all read the snopes article about it, but this time maybe it's true).

    I found out from the Subaru board that I read:
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    Sa45auto wrote:
    deepdiver wrote:
    I'm not sure if I would be happier if these criminal acts are being performed with a "hunting/sporting" rifle.......
    I agree but the anti's have it covered as that would be a "sniper rifle" as compared to the "assault rifle".

    If the idiot is using a .22, then it is an "assassin's rifle"
    Quoted for truth.
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    Interesting thought about MS-13.

    At least where I live--southern NOVA--we've started having problems with them in the past few months, although all i've heard about were guys trying to abduct girls out of local parking lots. (Hence why I get ticked about not being able to get a ccw.)

    The militia idea is a very good one! If the gun-toting people there are anything like the ones I know, they'd have whatever dope who did this caught pretty darn fast if he tried it again.

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    Virginiaplanter wrote:
    Has the county lieutenant of Albemarle County called for a muster of his men? Allow the local militia to muster to account for all the people and if the sniping continues send out the men on patrols. If it becomes too much for them, send word out to the county lieutenants of the neighboring counties to forthwith assemble their men and send them out.



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    Oh for simpler days, when the locals would simply grab their long arms and state "why bother the city officials. . .we'll remedy this ourselves."

    Now a days, you'll have all the whiny nanny-state wanters grabing their sprogs and holding them tight, for there are civic minded citiznes taking charge. . .AND THEY ARE ARMED (gasp.)

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    Virginiaplanter wrote:
    Has the county lieutenant of Albemarle County called for a muster of his men? Allow the local militia to muster to account for all the people and if the sniping continues send out the men on patrols. If it becomes too much for them, send word out to the county lieutenants of the neighboring counties to forthwith assemble their men and send them out.



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    Good luck ! I tried that with the original sniper when he hit Ashland. I haver never heard so many excuses in my life...I might get in trouble, I have to work, let the Police handle it, I hear my mother calling.:X

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    I heard about this when I got into work at 3pm today. Scary stuff. At least I don't have to go that way to go homebut I do know of a lot of people who drive to and from work that way with little alternative.

    I heard a lot of people around here saying that they will be taking "precautions" on their way home.... whatever that means. Unless you take an alternate route (and even then you're not guaranteed not to be shot at), how in the heck is anybody going to see someone hidden with a rifle in the woods along the road when half these people can't see deer right alongside, or can even find their turn signals when they want to merge.

    I agree with the call to locals to do patrols. Unfortunately, I think that the legal liabliities will probably prevent anything like that from happening.

    What's scary to me is that I'm going to be going home after work at about midnight tonight... they may pick a different route out of C'ville to hit.

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    72Malibu wrote:
    I heard a lot of people around here saying that they will be taking "precautions" on their way home.... whatever that means.
    Anyone remember seeing people doing "gator squares" across parking lots during the DC sniper scare? People were varying the speed of their walks and making erratic movements, and at gas pumps people were trying to remain between pumps and vehicles.

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    Let's not forget that Governor Tim Kaine has the power to do just as was stated, to order the militia (composed of the body of the people) to duty. I wonder if he will do the right thing or just wait for the police to find that White Chevy work van? Did they ever find that thing during the last sniper attacks? Or did more people die? The militia is our ultimate safety.

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    It would take 100 atomic bombs before the government would ever suggest for a second that ARMED citizens take to the streets to head off criminal opportunists such as this.

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    W.E.G. wrote:
    It would take 100 atomic bombs before the government would ever suggest for a second that ARMED citizens take to the streets to head off criminal opportunists such as this.
    After 100 atomic bombs the government would likely begin disarming citizens in light of the recent violence.


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    Tomahawk wrote:
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    I heard a lot of people around here saying that they will be taking "precautions" on their way home.... whatever that means.
    Anyone remember seeing people doing "gator squares" across parking lots during the DC sniper scare? People were varying the speed of their walks and making erratic movements, and at gas pumps people were trying to remain between pumps and vehicles.
    Hell, I'm not going to lie I did do that stuff. When pumping gas, I'd put it in automatic, get back in my vehicle and recline the seat as far as possible :shock:. I can laugh about it now, but when the DC sniper stuff was going on, it was scary times.

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    Allegedly, arrests have been made in the case.

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    vrwmiller wrote:
    Allegedly, arrests have been made in the case.
    Confirmed: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,342119,00.html
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    I read something in the Washington Post that the suspect's friend was shot by police when they showed up at the suspect's farm.

    Last I heard he has not been charged with the I-64 shootings yet but some shootings in Waynesboro; and that his car was found abandoned near the 64 shooting area. Time will tell.

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    Skeptic wrote:
    I read something in the Washington Post that the suspect's friend was shot by police when they showed up at the suspect's farm.

    Last I heard he has not been charged with the I-64 shootings yet but some shootings in Waynesboro; and that his car was found abandoned near the 64 shooting area. Time will tell.
    http://dailynewsleader.com/apps/pbcs...EWS01/80328014

    Police make arrest in Waynesboro shootings
    Second person shot during raid in Crozet
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    Virginia State Police this morning arrested a suspect in Thursday's shootings at the DuPont Community Credit Union and at a home on North Commerce Avenue in Waynesboro.
    Col. Stephen Flaherty of the state police said authorities shot a second individual during the arrest at a home on Yonder Hill Farm Road in Crozet.

    Flaherty said police arrested Slade Allen Woodson, 19, after police executed a search warrant at the home at 4:48 a.m. this morning.

    As police searched the home, they were confronted by a man with a handgun. Police shot the armed man, who is being treated at an area hospital.

    Woodson was arrested without incident. He is charged only on Waynesboro police warrants — one felony count of shooting at an unoccupied building and one felony count of destruction of property related to shootings at the DuPont credit union on Lucy Lane and the home at 260 North Commerce Avenue.

    Corrine Geller, a state police spokesperson, said the Waynesboro shootings are unrelated to the shootings on Interstate 64.

    "They're not related to the I-64 (shootings) at all," Geller said.

    Police said there were five people with Woodson this morning at the Crozet home, but said there are no other suspects at this time. The person shot by police has not been identified and has not been charged. Police are still at the scene investigating the Crozet home.

    Police said Woodson is the owner of the orange AMC Gremlin sought in connection with the credit union shootings, which was found abandoned Thursday in Albemarle County. Flaherty said that ballistic evidence was found in the abandoned Gremlin.

    Flaherty said that Woodson was "familiar to police," though he declined to give details on any criminal history.

    Flaherty added that there is no gang activity linked to the incident, and no motive has been discovered. Woodson is still being questioned at the Albemarle County Police .



    Police arrested Slade Allen Woodson, 19, this morning in connection with the shootings in Waynesboro on Thursday.



    Apparently not related to the I 64 shootings.

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    And Fox News says it is connected

    A 19-year-old man was taken into custody Friday morning in connection with a shooting spree along Interstate 64, and officers exchanged gunfire with a second, armed man who confronted them during the arrest at a farmhouse, Virginia State Police said.

    At least the mainstream media only prints the facts unlike those blogs and forums where they sometimes even have contradictory information.


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    Don't worry, it's just Hillary trying to rustle up some anti-gun media coverage for her next "assault weapon" ban. Just take comfort in the fact that she can't shoot very well.

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