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Pregnant Bystander Hurt After 100 Shots Fired in Southeast DC

Gunfire broke out on Wade Road SE after 3 p.m., police said

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A woman is seriously injured after several people in two cars opened fire in Southeast D.C. on Wednesday afternoon and she was caught in the crossfire, police say. The victim, a bystander, is pregnant, sources close to the investigation told News4. 

The search for the shooters is ongoing.

More than 100 rounds were fired in the 2700 block of Wade Road SE after 3 p.m., police said. The woman who was shot was sitting in her car when she was hit three times, according to police.

"I mean, it's just tragic. It's a tragic situation," Cmdr. John Branch said. "She does work here. She's a manager of a property, but we just believe that potentially she could've just been here at the wrong place, wrong time."

In addition to hitting the woman, bullets hit cars and buildings, Branch said.

A number of officers could be seen for hours in the area south of Suitland Parkway.


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No information on suspects or a possible motive was immediately released. Anyone with potentially relevant information is asked to contact police.

"If anyone has seen anything or heard anything, I think it's up to the citizens to assist us in solving this crime and to stop this violence," Branch said.

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story. 

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