The Canadian Press

1998-10-30 | Abortion-shooting

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The fatal shooting of a Buffalo-area gynecologist intensified police efforts to find an abortion sniper. Winnipeg police inspector Keith McCaskill, spokesman for the Canadian task force, said there were enough similarities between the killing of Dr. Barnett Slepian and other non-fatal sniper attacks on doctors to assume that they were looking for one man. Police latter issued a material witness warrant for ames Kopp of Vermont. His car was spotted near Dr. Slepian's home weeks before his murder. He was also believed to be the one who dropped off a number of abortion-related warnings to the Hamilton Spectator newspaper.

Date: 1998-10-30
Placeline: Hamilton, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we believe because it was two shootings last year that certainly isn't a pattern but there were two last year that, this is this going to be a time of heightened awareness for medical practitioners but also we believe that, people it might be at risk should be taking security steps three hundred sixty five days a year until we bring these people to justice >>

Clip ID: 19981030CPCN001