Newsbrief: September shooting linked to sniper attacks

Nov. 9, 2002, midnight | By KC Costanzo | 21 years, 7 months ago

New evidence confirms suspects' car was at the scene

The list of victims linked to the string of sniper attacks grew last week when police added a two-month old shooting to the case.

According to the Gazette, 22-year old Hillandale Beer and Wine employee Rupinder Oberoi was shot in the back on September 14 outside the store in Silver Spring.

The attack was originally investigated as a random shooting but new evidence and eyewitness accounts place the car that was used in the other attacks at the scene of the crime, according to Montgomery County Police.

Oberoi said he is lucky to be alive. "Look at the other people," he said according to the Gazette. "It's sad that they are not here today."

The Washington Post reports that the sniper suspects, John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo, have not yet been charged in the shooting.

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KC Costanzo. Keith "KC" Costanzo is one of the brand-spanking-new editors-in-chief of <i>Silver Chips Online</i>. His responsibilities include maintaining the journalistic integrity of the paper and making sure no one spontaneously combusts due to the stress of deadlines. KC enjoys late night frisbee games and long hours … More »

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