Car Shot Up by Semi-Auto Firearm on Route 50

Sunday, Sep 18, 2011  |  Updated 2:06 PM EDT
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Car Shot Up by Semi-Auto Firearm on Route 50

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Bullets punched holes through the trunk and bumper of a car during an early morning attack on Route 50 in Maryland.

Police said the shooting took place around 4 a.m. Sunday near Cheverly.

Three men, two from Clinton, Maryland, and one from Richmond, Virginia, were inside the car that received fire.  None of the men sustained injury.

The men told police they were driving eastbound when a green Chevy Malibu approached on the roadway.  The Malibu, described as a late 1990's model, overtook the three men on the road and pulled into the lane in front of them.  The victims told police a light-skinned man in the back seat stared at them intently, frightening them.

The victims, scared for their lives, accelerated and passed the car.  That's when they heard gunshots.

The three men continued to speed away, until a flat tire forced them to stop near Route 202 and 75th Avenue.  They called 911.

An inspection of the bullet holes and casings found in the trunk indicated the weapon fired was a semi-automatic.

Maryland State Police are searching for anyone that may know something about the green Malibu.
 

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