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Woman Injured by Gunfire in District Heights FBI Raid



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    FBI and federal law enforcement officers were on the scene early Thursday morning in District Heights

    A college student was injured during an FBI raid Thursday morning in District Heights, Md.

    Agents were executing a search warrant at a home in the 6700 block of Kipling Parkway when the SWAT team "felt threatened" by a woman in the home, authorities said.

    Homeowner Emory Hughley, a former military service member, was present at the incident. He told News4's Jackie Bensen that one agent fired at his 18-year-old daughter, Myasia, at least seven times with a semi-automatic weapon.

    Hughley said his son and two of Myasia's friends were also in the house when a SWAT team of about 15 agents, fully clad in riot gear, forcibly entered the split-level home around 6 a.m.

    As Hughley was emerging from his lower-level bedroom, he heard agents yelling, "She's got a gun, she's got a gun," he told Bensen.

    Hughley said his daughter was wearing only a sleep shirt when the agent fired, barely missing her head. One shot broke into fragments as it hit the brick wall, striking her in the neck.

    Myasia Hughley was transported to Prince George’s Hospital Center, where she interviewed by authorities. Her injury is non-life-threatening, authorities said.

    Hughley said he didn't know what the search warrant was for, but that the family didn't keep guns in their home.

    The FBI's Washington Field Office would not specify what the warrant was for, and haven't provided any further information. But Hughley feels that the amount of force which agents opened home was excessive and dangerous, he told Bensen. The brick wall has multiple bullet holes.

    Neighbors told Bensen they never noticed any untoward behavior in or around the family's home.

    A neighbor told News4's Tony Tull she heard loud "bang" around 6:30 a.m.

    Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com as this story develops.