CNN BREAKING NEWS
Man Dies After Being Shot at Virginia Gas Station
Aired October 11, 2002 - 12:07 ET
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WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: Throughout the area, interstate 95 shut down in many areas as police search cars, search for this sniper on the loose.
CNN's Pam Kelly, who is in one of those cars, she's along I-95. You're at a checkpoint right now. Tell us what you're seeing and hearing.
PAM KELLY, CNN PRODUCER: Hi, Wolf. I have just gone through the Springfield checkpoint, which seems to be one of the largest ones. I counted 15 or more law enforcement agents. I saw them screening cars. They're looking at every car that goes through very closely. They are pulling over the white minivans, some of them commercial, some of them, obviously, personal vehicles.
I did stop, I asked for one of the men in charge. He told me that the white minivan remains the objective of these stops for the time. He would not answer other questions. They are trying to keep the media back. They don't want them close to the screening area. It is a bit menacing, I have to say. As you're waiting to go through this screening, and you're seeing a number of these law enforcement officials have rifles. What else can I tell you, Wolf?
BLITZER: The traffic, though, is basically drawing to a near standstill. We're looking at a live picture, Pam, one-way traffic. I assume that's traffic heading north, virtually stopped as police check the cars. You're looking now at a live picture of the gas station, the Exxon station, where this latest shooting, this deadly shooting occurred earlier today, right outside Frederickburg, Virginia, about 50 miles south of Washington D.C., and generated an eyewitness who said he saw a white vehicle leaving, very similar descriptions to earlier eyewitnesses, who spoke of a minivan, some sort of small truck, all white.
And as you point out, Pam, law enforcement authorities looking desperately for this sniper. There's still no confirmation this latest shooting earlier today is connected to the earlier shootings.
But certainly there are similarities, as law enforcement authorities are pointing out. Pam, as you see the slowdown on I-95, is that traffic heading towards Washington, which would be north from where you are, or that south, away from Washington?
KELLY: Well, I am in the slowdown going north. And, Wolf, they're looking at every little thing that's going on. As a matter of fact, a policeman is pulling up to me right now to make sure I'm OK.
Yes, sir, I am okay. I'm a CNN producer and I am on the air right now. Thank you for checking. I'm fine.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If you stay here too long, you're going to get hit.
KELLY: Yes, sir.
So, Wolf, very highly conscience of all vehicles, white -- mine is a black truck, and I just had a policeman come up to me to make sure I'm okay, I'm not injured, that I, you know, don't have anything to report. So they're looking very closely at everything. The traffic is moving slowly. It's just inch by inch in the Springfield area. As I've gone up by each exit, it's getting a little quicker. But there are -- there have been police or law enforcement agents at some type at every exit that I've gone past. I'm about halfway to Washington right now.
BLITZER: Pam Kelly, a CNN producer, on her way to Washington, on her way here to the Washington bureau, on interstate 95, heading from Springfield. That's south of Washington.
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