Sniper shootings on Ind. interstate leaves one dead
The Associated Press
SEYMOUR, Indiana- A sniper shot at two pickup trucks along Interstate 65 in southern Indiana early Sunday, killing one person and injuring another, state police said.
The victim was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.
Authorities closed a 14-mile (23-kilometer) stretch of the interstate in the area, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Indianapolis, for about eight hours. The interstate is part of the only direct route between Chicago and Florida and is heavily traveled at all hours, state police Sgt. Jerry Goodin said.
A preliminary investigation could not determine whether the shots came from the roadway or an overpass, or if there was more than one shooter.
"Right now, we haven't made a determination whether it's one person or how many people are involved," Goodin said.
Police also were investigating two other shootings along Interstate 69 about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis. No one was hurt.
State police at Redkey received a report about 2:30 a.m. that a semitrailer was struck near Muncie, Indiana. About an hour later, a shot struck a parked, unattended vehicle.
"At this time it is unknown whether the shootings in the Seymour and Redkey area are related," Goodin said.
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