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Wed Apr 9, 2014, 09:02 PM

KC Authorities Suspect Serial Sniper in 6 Highway Shootings

Source: CBS News

Missouri authorities are asking for federal helping in catching a serial shooter.

They're trying to find out who's behind more than a dozen sniper-like attacks on drivers on Kansas City freeways over the past month.

Three drivers have been wounded by gunfire as they drove along area highways, many in an area called the Three Trails Crossing, where three interstate highways intersect.

Ten of the 13 shootings happened in Kansas City, including Sunday evening when a 56-year-old man was eastbound on Interstate 435 near I-470 when he was shot in the left calf.

Read more: http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/d/story/kc-suspect-serial-sniper-in-6-highway-shootings/28170/DTmdVnUSFEmyeuMyzf9VMg

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Jesus Malverde Apr 2014 OP
Ahpook Apr 2014 #1
TlalocW Apr 2014 #2
tblue37 Apr 2014 #3
ISW Apr 2014 #4
cbdo2007 Apr 2014 #5
leftyladyfrommo Apr 2014 #6
cbdo2007 Apr 2014 #7
leftyladyfrommo Apr 2014 #8
Paladin Apr 2014 #10
cbdo2007 Apr 2014 #12
Aristus Apr 2014 #9
cbdo2007 Apr 2014 #13
Aristus Apr 2014 #14
Blue_Tires Apr 2014 #11
MO_Moderate Apr 2014 #15

Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Wed Apr 9, 2014, 09:43 PM

1. So senseless

And there is some extremely fucked up comments under that article.


This country is full of undiagnosed lunatics

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Wed Apr 9, 2014, 10:55 PM

2. Cripes...

I need to get off DU and all my other national news sites and pay attention to the local news. I'm in KC, and this is the first I've heard of it.

TlalocW

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 01:08 AM

3. Wow--did you read the comments? They are extremely right wing and racist,

and one references the president and his family in a way that could earn him a visit from the Secret Service.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 09:03 AM

4. What would you expect from the "Ozarks"?

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 10:16 AM

5. This is pretty scary! I drive that route to and from work, with kids in the car!!

Hopefully they catch whoever is doing this soon.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 10:48 AM

6. I'm not going that way.

I live North of the river and almost never go out there. But whoever this is could just fine another stretch of highway to hit.

Right now I think there are more police, highway patrol and FBI out there than there are drivers. It's a very scary situation.

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 10:53 AM

7. That's what I thought.....but we saw absolutely NO law enforcement presence on the drive this

morning, anywhere near the triangle.....so either they are hidden really really well, or they think it is more random as well. It's just hard to know what to expect but I can't just avoid the triangle most of the time.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 10:56 AM

8. How do you catch a random sniper?

It took a long time to get those guys in DC.

I'm sure they have some kind of eyes on those roads.

From the news though it didn't sound like a sniper. It sounded like these guys were pulling right up next to these cars. And they were always at a place in the road where they could get off quickly.

But what do I know? One woman said the guy pulled up that had on a face mask and glasses. That would be so frightening.

I wondered if this could be some kind of gang thing. Some kind of batshit crazy initiation.

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:43 AM

10. Incoming DU sniper aficionados in 3...2...1...


Unfortunately, we have folks here at DU that have studied sniper practices and procedures. A lot. These individuals provided commentary during the course of the DC shootings, and it was highly unpleasant. Best not to encourage them.

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:48 AM

12. My wife and I were speculating during our commute....

that we wondered if the people were driving on the highway in the opposite direction, because it happened during rush hour and they wouldn't want to get "trapped" in traffic if they needed to make a quick escape, and also because they have only even hit 3 out of 13 people in cars so you woudl think if they were going the same direction it would make it less random and they would be able to cause more injuries. Hmmmm, don't know but do hope they get some more leads at least. With all the cameras around nowadays...literally covering most of the triangle area, you would think they could at least find a good car description (besides that I heard it might be a green car).

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 10:58 AM

9. One more reason among millions to fly over Kansas

instead of driving through it.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:50 AM

13. this is happening in Missouri, so I guess I'm not understanding your reference??

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 12:32 PM

14. Sorry.

I saw 'Kansas City', and forgot that the more prominent of the Kansas Cities is in Missouri.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:46 AM

11. Let me guess: They're doing it to send a message

that big gummitt can't come and grab their guns?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 12:47 PM

15. Let me guess: You don't know the area?

 

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