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Damage at CU may be linked to Virginia I-64 shootings
WAYNESBORO, Va. (3/31/08)--Virginia law enforcement officials are investigating whether gunshots fired into a credit union while it was closed early Thursday morning are linked to a series of sniper shots that injured two people and closed Interstate 64 between Waynesboro and Charlottesville, Va., for six hours. One man has been arrested in the incidents. DuPont Community CU (DCCU), Waynesboro, reported the vandalism at its Lucy Lane office Thursday morning. "During the night, while the office was closed, random shots were fired at the building and a vehicle on the premises," said Jackie L. Cason, vice president of human resources. The incident was discovered in the morning when the credit union opened for business. Because it occurred overnight and not during business hours, DCCU conducted "business as usual" on Thursday. "No credit union employees or members were involved or affected by this event," Cason said. She said at least four bullets struck the building, a sign and an unoccupied van in the parking lot. One went through an exterior window into an office, she told News Now. One man, Slade A. Woodson, 19, of Afton, Va., has been arrested, announced Virginia State Police Friday in a press release. He was charged with shooting at a residence in Waynesboro and at the credit union. At the time of the arrest, police were confronted by another man with a handgun. That man was shot and flown to a Charlottesville hospital for treatment. Woodson is considered a suspect in the string of shootings along the mountain highway that resulted in two injuries, neither of them serious. Police had sought at least two people suspected in the highway shootings, which hit two cars, a van, a tractor-trailer, another vehicle and an unoccupied state dump truck on I-64. A surveillance tape of the credit union's parking lot helped pinpoint a suspect vehicle, an AMC Gremlin. Woodson owns an orange 1974 Gremlin.


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