DC Sniper Shootings: Nation’s capital region marks 20 years since deadly attacks terrorized area

DC Sniper Shootings: Nation’s capital region marks 20 years since deadly attacks terrorized area

DC Sniper Shootings: Nation’s capital region marks 20 years since deadly attacks terrorized area

The Washington, D.C. region is marking 20 years since John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo terrorized the area in a series of deadly sniper attacks that left communities living in fear over a three-week span in October 2002.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - OCTOBER 20: Sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad handles a rifle scope during cross examination of Sgt. Maj. Mark Spicer during his trial in courtroom 10 at the Virginia Beach Circuit Court October 20, 2003 in Virginia Beach, Virgi

FOX 5's Bob Barnard first reported about the deadly sniper attacks on the morning of October 3, 2002 after four people had been shot and killed in only a matter of hours.

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FOX 5's Bob Barnard walks through the deadly first day in the DC Snipers' shootings in Montgomery County, Maryland - beginning with the Shoppers Warehouse in Wheaton, to the Mobil station in Aspen Hill, Leisure World, Northgate Shopping Center, Rockville Pike, and a Shell Station at Conn. & Knowles Ave.

Barnard says the attacks were a nightmare that continue to haunt witnesses, family and police to this day. The shootings impacted the way the community went about their daily lives, traveled to school and even fueled up their vehicles.

DC Sniper Shootings: Nation’s capital region marks 20 years since deadly attacks terrorized area

"When this thing went down, it was so random and the shootings appeared to be everywhere - there was a question of whether or not this was another form of terrorism," Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy, told Barnard.

Chief Charles Moose holds up a graphic aid composite composed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at a media conference October 12, 2002 in Rockville, Maryland. County Executive Douglas M. Duncan announced that Chief Moose will resign June 2

Malvo was sentenced to six life sentences without the possibility of parole. Muhammad was executed in 2009.

FAIRFAX, : Sniper suspect Lee Malvo (c) leaves a pre-trial hearing at the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court 04 December 2002 in Fairfax, Virginia. Malvo is a suspect in a sniper style killing spree. It has been reported 02 July 200

Former FOX 5 reporter Karen Gray Houston highlights the first victims in the DC Sniper attacks including a man mowing a lawn at Fitzgerald Auto Mall.