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Vehicle shot at on Wesel Boulevard

November 30, 1999|By DON AINES

Two men were being detained by Hagerstown City Police Friday night after a vehicle occupied by a woman and two children was hit by a bullet while in a parking lot off of Wesel Boulevard, Lt. Tim Wolford said.

The woman and the children were unhurt in the shooting, which occurred at approximately 7:20 p.m., Wolford said. The police response was swift and one of the two men was apparently trying to hide a handgun in the trunk of a vehicle when officers arrived at the parking lot north of Noland Co.

"We caught them at the scene," he said.

"We have the suspect vehicle. The two men are in custody and we have the weapon, a pistol," Wolford said. About 20 pills of a drug for which they did not have a prescription were also found in the possession of the men, he said.

The victim told police she was in the parking lot when another car pulled up, the passenger got out and fired into the windshield. The bullet ricocheted off the glass, Wolford said.

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The passenger is from Northeast Washington, D.C., Wolford said. The driver had a Maryland driver's license, he said.

The incident might have been related to "a problem" the woman had with the girlfriend of one of the men, Wolford said.

Charges had not been filed as of 10:45 p.m., Wolford said.

"We're looking at all kinds of charges," he said.

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