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Woman Injured in Shooting at Shopping Center in Wheaton: Police

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Authorities are investigating a shooting that injured a woman at a shopping center in Wheaton, Maryland, police say.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting in a parking lot in the 11160 block of Veirs Mill Road, behind the Westfield Wheaton Shopping Center, at about 11 a.m., according to the Montgomery County Department of Police.

The gunfire may have started with an attempted carjacking, and it sent a woman to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said.

Police could be seen focused on another vehicle nearby, which the suspect may have also tried to take. Officers recovered a shell casing in the parking lot not far from that other vehicle.

A witness told News4 that someone was seen running away from the scene toward a housing development behind the shopping center.

A man was arrested a little over an hour after the shooting.

The scene has been secured and there is not a current threat to the community, according to police.


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