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2 pedestrians struck by van in Laurel

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two pedestrians were injured after being struck by a vehicle in Laurel, Md. Wednesday night, authorities said.

The accident happened around 9:40 p.m. in the 14000 block of Route 1 at the intersection with Cypress St in Laurel, Maryland State Police said.

The two pedestrians were standing in road when they were hit by the van, police said. This was not a high speed incident, according to authorities.

Both of the adults suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the van stayed at the scene of the accident, police said.

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Police seek suspect in Laurel homicide

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Anne Arundel County Police are searching for a suspect and vehicle in connection with a homicide that took place in Laurel on Saturday.

Juan Lux Quinilla, age 36 of Langley Park Maryland is wanted for first degree murder and other related charges, police said. Police are also searching for a 2006 Cadillac Escalade with possible Maryland tags reading 01936CF.

At about 10:19 p.m. Saturday police were called to the 200 block of Red Clay Road in Laurel for reported gunshots. Upon arrival officers entered an apartment and found an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds, police said. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics, police said. Quinilla shot and killed the victim with a handgun, police said.

The victim has been identified as Abelardo Alvarado Aguilar, age 37 of Hyattsville, police said.

MDTA officer fires shot during Md. car chase

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA) -- A Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police Officer fired a single shot during a car chase on MD Route 200 Wednesday close to the mile marker 9.6, Maryland State Police Department said.

The pursuit happened around 12:31 p.m., according to authorities. The MDTA police officer initiated a traffic stop on an Infiniti for excessive speed, police said. The driver failed to stop and the pursuit was initiated.

The vehicle in the chase got stuck in traffic at Annandale and Old Gunpowder Rd. where the officer got out of his vehicle and tried to apprehend the suspect.

The suspect tried to run down the officer with his car and the officer then fired one round and hit the hood of the suspect's car, police said. The pursuit continued to 7301 Floating Leaf Court in Laurel, where the suspect was tased when he would not comply, authorities stated.



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Boy struck by car in MD

ANNE ARUNDEL CO. , Md. (WUSA9) -- An 8-year-old Maryland boy is in the hospital with very serious injuries after being hit by a car.

It happened around 4:00 Sunday afternoon on Old Line Avenue near Wye Mills South Road, near Laurel in Anne Arundel County.

TJ Healy a witness described that: "We were in the house and I heard a thud and I knew right away what it was. My kids had been playing in the front yard with the boy who was hit."

TJ Healy thought for a second it was one of his children who got hit, when he came running out of the house.

"I saw my kids and I was somewhat relieved, I went to him and I did what I could," Healy said.

Witnesses say, a white truck parked on the side was a blind spot both for the driver and the boy. Healy says the boy was dragged several yards away and suffered broken bones and a head injury.

Fire at gas station after car pulls down pump


LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- A fire sparked after a car pulled down a gas pump at a station in Laurel, Md. is now out, say Prince George's County fire officials.

Fire spokesperson Mark Brady says a gas nozzle was still in a car that just fueled up and the car pulled the pump down as it pulled away from the Shell gas station in the 700 block of Washington Blvd. on Wednesday.

No one was injured.

All roads are now open in the area.

34 displaced after tree falls on Md. apartment

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Severe weather Thursday afternoon caused damage around the D.C. area.

In Maryland, 34 people are displaced after a large tree fell on three-story apartment building during heavy rain in Howard County Thursday.

It happened around 1:25 p.m. in the 9100 block of Stebbing Way. The entire apartment complex, which includes 12 units, are uninhabitable.

The tree caused extensive damage to the back of the building. One person who was at home self-evacuated, and two other people with minor injuries were evaluated on the scene.