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D.C. chief tells latest in fatal I-295 rush hour shooting

Police now know more detailed information about the minutes before a deadly shooting on northbound Interstate 295 last Thursday. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says there was a confrontation in Virginia before the D.C. shooting. She's asking for help from WTOP listeners. "WTOP has very loyal commuter followers."

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