Police seek Blue Ridge Pkwy shooter
A manhunt continues for a suspect who shot and wounded two people as they watched a sunset on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.
Augusta County Sheriff Randy Fisher said the shootings at Rock Point Overlook appear to be random.
A 27-year-old man from Charlottesville and an 18-year-old woman from Palmyra were hit by shotgun blasts shortly before 7:45 p.m. Monday as they sat on a wall. Fisher said the gunman shot the victims from his car and fled when another couple came upon the scene.
Police are searching for a red or maroon sedan, possibly a Ford Taurus, driven by a white man with gray, thinning hair.
Both victims were taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. The hospital isn’t releasing information about their conditions.
Authorities also are looking into whether there are any similarities or links between Monday’s shootings and the unsolved slayings of two Virginia Tech students in the Jefferson National Forest, said Lt. Brian Wright of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Heidi Childs and David Metzler were shot to death in August while parked at a campground.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post editors
| April 7, 2010; 11:35 AM ET
Categories: Virginia | Tags: Blue Ridge Parkway, Charlottesville Virginia, University of Virginia
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