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Two more freeway shootings under investigation in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two more shootings have occurred along an interstate highway since a woman was killed on the freeway last month, bringing the number of cases under investigation to 14, authorities said yesterday.

A car and a house were hit in the latest shootings, Franklin County sheriff's chief deputy Steve Martin said.

On Sunday morning, a woman heard a thud as she drove on Interstate 270 and noticed a bullet hole when she got home, Martin said. She notified police Tuesday.

In the other shooting, Emma Sader found a bullet hole in the front of her house about a quarter-mile from the highway and a bullet on her living room floor, the deputy said. The shooting was discovered Sunday or Monday.

"Investigators now know the person or persons has consciously decided to continue with the same activity which unfortunately resulted in the death of Mrs. Knisley," Martin said. Police believe the shootings are the first since Gail Knisley, 62, was killed Nov. 25 as she was being driven to a doctor's appointment. She was the only person hit in the shootings.

The shootings began in May but have happened mainly in the past two months, raising fears that a sniper may be stalking the area. The incidents took place near an interchange of two highways that see 77,000 vehicles a day on average.

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