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Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 01/17/2010

D.C. woman caught in crossfire

By Robert Pierre

By Matt Zapotosky

A 50-year-old Lexington Park woman was seriously injured Saturday afternoon after she got caught in the crossfire of a shooting in Southeast Washington police said.

The woman was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of Suitland Parkway and Stanton Road SE just after 3 p.m. when two masked men opened fire in the direction of her car, police said. The gunfire was intended for someone else in the area, but it riddled her car with bullet holes and struck her in the abdomen, said Sgt. Nicholas Breul, a D.C. police spokesman.

No one else was injured in the shooting, and the two men fled, Breul said. The woman was transported to George Washington University Hospital with injuries not thought to be life threatening, he said. Breul said the suspects have not been caught and investigators are not sure who they were targeting.

By Robert Pierre  | January 17, 2010; 12:19 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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News Flash: Lexington Park is in Maryland, not DC.

New Headline: "Maryland Woman Caught in DC Crossfire"

Let's hope she recovers fully.

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect | January 17, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Another fine reporting job by Matt Zapotosky. And another fine editing by the WaPo.

Lexington Park is in southern St. Mary's County, you nimrods.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | January 17, 2010 11:45 PM | Report abuse

lexington park, southeast...what's the difference?

this is an example of why the average citizen needs to be armed...only the criminals have guns now.

Posted by: californicationdude | January 18, 2010 6:47 AM | Report abuse

When guns are outlawed the outlaws will have them, this why I'm armed 24/7. Staton Rd is not a nice place...

Posted by: FrankMonzon | January 18, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

This should never happen. I hope she has a full recovery and they catch a prosecute these thugs.

Posted by: brandip_77 | January 18, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Did Glbert give the thugs the guns?

Posted by: nativeva1 | January 18, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

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