Shooting investigators have “persons of interest”

Members of a law enforcement task force investigating shootings along and near interstate 270 returned to a Hamilton Township subdivision Sunday in its search for possible clues.

Two weeks have passed since investigators linked a 15th shooting with others, including the fatal shooting of 62-year-old Gail Knisley of Wasington Court House on November 25th. Knisley was struck by a bullet while riding in a car on I-270.

For the first time sunday, Franklin County sheriff chief deputy Steve Martin, referred to possible suspects in the I-270 shootings. Martin says there are several “persons of interest.”

But Martin was quick to add that no arrests are imminent. Martin renewed an appeal to the community to immediately report any suspicious activity or vehicles and he says officers continue to believe someone has personal knowledge of the shooting incidents but is reluctant to contact authorities.

Martin says anyone who contacts authorities can choose to remain anonymous.

With the start of a new workweek, Martin also asks delivery truck drivers who travel along the south outerbelt to inspect their vehicles and immediately report any suspicious damage.

To date the task force has investigated more than 1,950 tips. A $30,000 reward is being offered for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest or indictment of the individual responsible for the death of Gail Knisley.

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