WASHINGTON - In late 2002, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo began a three-week shooting spree that held the Washington area hostage and left residents afraid for their lives. After several shootings in August and September, the snipers began their region-wide reign of terror in D.C. on the night of Oct. 2, when a bullet struck and killed 55-year-old James Martin in a Wheaton, Md., grocery store parking lot.
The next morning, the killing continued. Join WTOP for a multimedia look back at a dangerous time in D.C., when many needlessly lost their lives and the region was paralyzed by fear.
The photos in the slide show were taken by WTOP and The Associated Press.
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