Timeline of DC-area sniper shootings

Oct. 19, 2002 at 11:09 PM
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Authorities were investigating a shooting in Ashland, Va., late Saturday that might be the work of the elusive Washington, D.C.-area sniper.

The last confirmed shooting by the sniper occurred Monday. Nine people have been killed and two wounded since the shooting spree began Oct. 2. In each case, just one shot was fired.

-- 9:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14: Linda Franklin, 47, of Arlington, Va., was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Home Depot store in Falls Church, Va.

-- 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11: At an Exxon station in Fredericksburg, Va., Kenneth H. Bridges, 53, of Philadelphia, was killed while pumping gas.

-- 8:18 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9: Dean Harold Meyers, 53, of Gaithersburg, Md., was shot and killed as he was pumping gas at a Sunoco station in Manassas, Va.

-- 8:08 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7: A 13-year-old boy was shot in the chest as he was dropped off at Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Bowie, Md. The boy, whose identity has not been released, remained hospitalized.

-- 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4: A 43-year-old woman was shot and wounded as she was loading packages into her van outside a Fredericksburg, Va., Michael's craft store. Her identity has not been released.

-- 9:20 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3: Pacal Charlot, 72, was shot and killed on a Northwest Washington street.

-- 9:58 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3: At a Shell gas station in Kensington, Md., 25-year-old Lori Ann Lewis Rivera of Silver Spring, Md., was shot in the back and killed as she was vacuuming her van.

-- 8:37 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3: Sarah Ramos, 34, was fatally shot in the head while sitting on a bench outside a post office in Silver Spring, Md.

-- 8:12 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3: A 54-year-old taxi driver, Premkumar Walekar from Olney, Md., was shot and killed at a Mobil gas station in the Aspen Hill, Md., area.

-- 7:41 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3: Near the Fitzgerald Auto Mall in Maryland, 39-year-old James Buchanan of Arlington, Va., was shot and killed as he was mowing a lawn.

-- 6:04 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2: James Martin, 55, of Silver Spring, Md., fatally shot in a Wheaton, Md., grocery store parking lot.

-- 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2: One shot fired through Michael's craft store window in Montgomery County, Md. No injuries reported.

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