Beltway sniper attacks

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The locations of the Beltway sniper attacks on a map of the Washington, D.C. area

The Beltway Sniper attacks were a series of sniper attacks on innocent civilians over three weeks in October 2002 in the Mid-Atlantic United States. The shootings all took place in the Maryland and Virginia area, mainly in and around Washington, D.C. The shootings were carried out by American John Allen Muhammad (1960-2009) and Jamaican Lee Boyd Malvo (born 1985).