Monday, July 24, 2006

Sniper shootings on Indiana interstates

12:23 a.m. - A 911 call reports a shooting along southbound lanes of I-65 near the 52 mile marker, about 50 miles south of Indianapolis. Jerry L. Ross, 40, of New Albany, a passenger in a Chevrolet pickup, dies after a bullet passes through the windshield. Two other passengers are not injured.

INDIANA-SHOOTINGS.jpg12:30 a.m. - Seymour Police receive a call from a nearby Shell gas station to report a second injured passenger. Robert John Otto Hartl, 25, of Audubon, Iowa, is grazed in the head while driving in a Dodge Ram pickup truck on I-65 to Florida. The bullet tore a hole near the middle of the front windshield and shattered the rear window. Hartl is treated at Seymour hospital and released.

2:30 a.m. - Driving north through Delaware County on I-69, Richard G. Greek, 57, of Kunkle, Ohio, hears a series of pops as he passes the 42 mile marker 50 miles north of Indianapolis. Greek realizes his tractor trailer has been struck by gunfire. He was not injured and drives to a nearby truck stop to call police.

3:30 a.m. - An unattended car parked at service station near the 41 mile marker of I-69 is shot multiple times. A clerk reports the gunfire.

9:00 a.m. - Police reopen a 14-mile stretch of I-65 after closing the highway for eight hours to search for clues. - fortwayne

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