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Takoma Park woman killed in Mali hotel siege

An international development worker from Takoma Park, Md. was sole American killed during a siege on a luxury hotel in Mali, family members said in a statement. 

As first reported by our editorial partners at The Washington Post, Anita Datar was one of up to 27 people killed after extremists stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in downtown Bamako, which is Mali's capital.

3 people shot at strip mall in Takoma Park

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Three people were shot at a strip mall in Takoma Park overnight Friday, according to police.

The triple shooting happened at the strip mall located on Riggs Road near Chillum Road in Takoma Park, Md.

The condition of the victims is unknown at this time.

No additional information has been released.

We will update this story when more information becomes available.

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Woman found dead near Takoma Park dumpster ID'd

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A woman found dead Tuesday morning near a dumpster outside a shopping center in Takoma Park has been identified.

Takoma Park police say the body of Elena Gugicheva was found at around 7:00 a.m. Tuesday by a maintenance employee disposing trash in the dumpster enclosure at the shopping center.

Gugicheva, 34, worked part-time as a Paralegal at the law offices of Carmyn Lombardo at Hampshire Park strip mall on New Hampshire Avenue, according to police.  

Woman found dead near Takoma Park dumpster

Woman found dead near Takoma Park dumpster

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A suspicious death in Takoma Park is being investigated Tuesday morning after a woman in her 30's was found dead near a dumpster, a WUSA9 crew at the scene said. 

MISSING: 24-year-old Takoma Park man

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are searching for a 24-year-old critical missing Takoma Park man who was last seen on Tuesday.

Abraham Berhanu Ayele was last seen around 9:30 a.m. at the Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park police said. He last spoke with his mother at 4:27 p.m. that day.

Ayele is described as a black man, 5'9" tall, weighing around 160 pounds. He has a thin build, a goatee, and was last seen wearing a blue winter coat with a hood, a red, yellow, and white striped shirt, gray sweat pants and gray Nike sneakers, according to authorities.

Anyone who has information about Ayele's whereabouts is asked to contact the Takoma Park Police Department at 301-270-1100 and refer to case #15056189.

Takoma Park crash leaves man dead, teen injured

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 20-year-old man is dead after a single-vehicle fatal crash in Takoma Park Thursday night, police said.

The crash happened around 7:27 p.m. at 7810 Carroll Avenue, according to Takoma Park police. Authorities identified the victim as Yoftahea Afework Melese, 20, of Takoma Park.

A tan, 2000 Toyota Corolla was going north on Carroll Avenue when the crash happened. It is not clear why, however the car left the right side of the road and hit a stone wall and embankment in front of a home.

Melese died at the scene from his injuries. A 16-year-old female, who was sitting in the passenger's seat was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 16-year-old male sitting in the back of the car was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the crash remains under investigation.

One dead, two injured, after accident in Takoma Park

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- One person is dead and two other people are in the hospital after a single car accident Thursday night in Takoma Park. 

Takoma Park police did not specify the injuries of the two passengers, but a Montgomery County fire spokesperson described some of them as serious and potentially life-threatening.  

The accident happened in the 7800 block of Carroll Avenue near Garland Avenue. The road is be closed for an unknown amount of time while police investigate the accident.

Police said the person who died was the driver of the car.  

This is a developing story and will be updated

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