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Woman shot in Hancock

September 26, 1997

By DAVE McMILLION

Staff Writer

HANCOCK - A woman was rushed to Washington County Hospital Thursday night after being shot, and police scoured the highways looking for her assailants, Maryland State Police said.

Initial reports indicated the woman, whose identity was not released, may have been shot in the head, said Maryland State Police Cpl. G.L. Barnhart.

The woman was "conscious and talking" when she arrived at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, said Barnhart.

Police searched Interstate 70 between Hancock and Hagerstown looking for a car carrying three people, police said.

Barnhart said details of the shooting were sketchy and descriptions of what happened changed several times.

The shooting occurred shortly after 10 p.m. in the area of Vista Village, a trailer court near Hancock, said Barnhart.

Police were looking for a car carrying a white woman, a black man, and a black woman that authorities believed might have fled east on Interstate 70, said Barnhart.

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Police checked out a car they thought was the suspects' vehicle but it turned out to be the wrong car, Barnhart said.

Hancock Police were on their way to the hospital Thursday night to meet with troopers involved in the investigation, police said.

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