Ten years since the D.C. sniper shootings
On Oct. 2, 2002, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo began shooting Washington area residents — a string of attacks that left 10 dead and three seriously wounded. The snipers terrorized the region for more than three weeks before being caught about 40 miles outside the District. Here is how the deadly events unfolded:
In 2002, how the events unfolded
Map of sniper attacks
SOURCE: Staff reports. VIDEO: Jonathan Forsythe and Brad Horn - The Washington Post. GRAPHIC: Laris Karklis, Katie Park, Cristina Rivero and Sisi Wei - The Washington Post. Published Sept. 30, 2012.
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A letter Lee Boyd Malvo sent to Post reporter Josh White ahead of their prison interview.