WATCH: 20 Shootings on Kansas City Highway have Residents Worried About Serial Killings

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One person is dead and another injured after a shooting on a Kansas City highway, the latest in a string of highway shootings that has put drivers in the region on edge this month.

Police in Kansas City, Kansas, where the shooting occurred this morning, said they believe it is an isolated incident and not part of a spate of up to 20 highway shootings that have occurred in the past month on the Missouri side of Kansas City, but are still investigating any possible connection to the other cases.

The shootings have raised fears of a serial shooter like the one who tormented drivers in Ohio in 2003 by sitting on an overpass and shooting randomly at cars as they drove by, killing one woman.

The shootings plagued the Columbus, Ohio, area for more than five months. Charles McCoy Jr. was ultimately arrested for more than two dozen shootings and initially pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. He told authorities that voices in his head made him shoot at cars and drop cement bags on them.

He eventually pleaded guilty to manslaughter and 10 other charges and is serving a 27-year sentence in prison, according to reports from the time.

The Kansas City shootings also echo the randomness of the Washington, D.C., sniper attacks that occurred in 2002, when John Allen Muhammad and his friend, Lee Boyd Malvo, killed 10 people and injured three others over the course of three weeks.

One person is dead and another injured after a shooting on a Kansas City highway, the latest in a string of highway shootings that has put drivers in the region on edge this month.

Police in Kansas City, Kansas, where the shooting occurred this morning, said they believe it is an isolated incident and not part of a spate of up to 20 highway shootings that have occurred in the past month on the Missouri side of Kansas City, but are still investigating any possible connection to the other cases.

The shootings have raised fears of a serial shooter like the one who tormented drivers in Ohio in 2003 by sitting on an overpass and shooting randomly at cars as they drove by, killing one woman.

The shootings plagued the Columbus, Ohio, area for more than five months. Charles McCoy Jr. was ultimately arrested for more than two dozen shootings and initially pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. He told authorities that voices in his head made him shoot at cars and drop cement bags on them.

He eventually pleaded guilty to manslaughter and 10 other charges and is serving a 27-year sentence in prison, according to reports from the time.

The Kansas City shootings also echo the randomness of the Washington, D.C., sniper attacks that occurred in 2002, when John Allen Muhammad and his friend, Lee Boyd Malvo, killed 10 people and injured three others over the course of three weeks.

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