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Suspect In Custody After Odenton Woman, 23, Struck By Stray Gunfire

ODENTON, Md. (WJZ) -- A 23-year-old Odenton woman called 911 Friday to report she was struck by stray gunfire while sitting inside her apartment, authorities said.

The shooting happened about 12:45 p.m. in the 700 block of Hammond Branch Road, less than a half-mile away from Piney Orchard Elementary School, according to Anne Arundel County Police.

Upon arrival, officers found the victim, who was taken to an area hospital with an injury to an extremity that was not considered life-threatening.

They also found several rifle shell casings outside an apartment building at the scene.

Witnesses told police the shooting occurred after a dispute broke out between two individuals. One of them, witnesses said, opened fire with a rifle and fled in an Audi.

Investigators later found the Audi and detained the people inside, according to police. A loaded AR-15 rifle and handgun were recovered from the vehicle.

Police said they took a suspect into custody, but noted that charges have not yet been filed.

Anyone with information about the case is asked call police at 410-222-6155 or the anonymous tip line at 410-222-4700.


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