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Suspect wanted in Takoma Park shooting near 7-Eleven


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Takoma Park Police are searching for a suspect after shots were fired in a 7-Eleven in Takoma Park Friday night, authorities said.

Police responded to the area of Kennwick Avenue and Kirklynn Avenue for the report of shots being fired, police said. The victim was found in the 7-Eleven located in the 1300 block of University Blvd.

The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The victim and a few others were on the sidewalk in the 7800 block of Kirklynn Avenue when a man wearing a ski mask, a red jacket and a reflective white stripe, and black ski pants fired about seven to eight gunshots.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries from the incident, police said.

The suspect fled in an unknown direction.

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

For Veteran’s Day, LearningRx of DC Metro Area is offering 11 percent off of their brain training programs for military families Nov. 11 through Nov. 30, located at six, local centers, Chantilly, Va., Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Reston, Va., Vienna, Va. and North Potomac, Md. For each military child they train, LearningRx will also donate $111 to SemperMax, a program to enhance the morale and welfare of wounded veterans and their families. LearningRx programs have been helping traumatic-brain-injured military veterans, like U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Horan (Ret.) of McLean, Va., recover their speech and memory skills, and LearningRx is now extending brain training to military families that are looking to make learning easier or for those who struggle with learning disabilities, ADHD or autism. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

FOUND: 89-year-old man from Takoma Park


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Takoma Park Police have found an 89-year-old man they have been searching for since Sunday.

Philip Wheaton after he never returned home on Sunday. According to police, Wheaton was last seen at approximately 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He was supposed to be heading to a church service in the District of Columbia and he never returned home.

At 10 a.m. Monday, police reported that they found Wheaton safe and in good health.


MISSING: 14-year-old Takoma Park girl


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police need your help locating a missing Takoma Park girl.

14-year-old Tashanna Lane was last seen in the 8200 block of Houston Court in Takoma Park at 3:15 on October 10th, police said.

Lane is described as a dark-skinned female, about 5'7" tall weighing about 109 pounds. Lane was last seen wearing a black and white cardigan over a black T-shirt, dark blue jeans and black/yellow Jordan shoes. Lan'es hair was braided in a ponytail the last time she was seen .

Anyone who has information about Tashanna Lane's whereabouts is asked to contact the Takoma Park Police Department at 301-270-1100.

Md. police K9 Kota to get vest thanks to Groupon event


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A dog who is part of a local K9 unit will receive a ballistic vest thanks to funds raised from a GROUPON event.

The Takoma Park Police Department announced that more than $335,000 were raised under the "Occasions" campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9's with bullet and stab protective vests and K9 Kota will receive a vest thanks to that effort. The campaign from February 15th to March 5th encouraged users to make a $10, tax-deductible donation to go towards buying ballistic vests for police dogs.

According to police, non-profit Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. will be providing over 350 law enforcement dogs nationwide, including Kota, with the vests in memory of K9 Rocco of the Pittsburgh Police Department who sacrificed his life in the line of duty in January 2014. The vests will be embroidered with the sentiment, "In Memory of K9 Rocco, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police."

TRAFFIC ALERT: Takoma Park road closures Oct. 5


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9)- The following roads will be closed in from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on October 5 due to the street festival:

  • Columbia Avenue at Pine Avenue
  • Westmoreland at Walnut Avenue/Elm Avenue
  • Carroll Avenue at Philadelphia Avenue (MD 410)
  • Park Avenue at Spruce Avenue
  • Carroll Avenue at Eastern Avenue
  • Laurel Avenue at Eastern Avenue

Maple Avenue will stay open with parking only on the northbound side. Vehicles and transit buses will be able to pass through.

There will be no parking restrictions on the following streets:

  • Tulip Avenue (on both sides of the road between Willow Avenue and Carroll Avenue
  • Southbound side of Maple Avenue from the 7100 block

Women arrested for robbery, assault in Takoma Park


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Takoma Park police have arrested three young women for a robbery and assault on Sunday.

According to police, a woman was approached by three females in the 7300 block of Carroll Avenue at 9:50 p.m. Sunday. They assaulted her and stole property.

The victim "did not suffer any major physical harm," according to police in a press release.

The three young women were located later on Carroll Avenue.

Twenty-year-old Jasmine Ward of Silver Spring, 19-year-old Taresha Pendarvis of Burtonsville, and a 15-year-old from Silver Spring (not named because she is a juvenile) are charged with Strong Arm Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Strong Arm Robbery, Attempt Robbery, Assault and Conspiracy to Commit Assault.