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Man Found Dead Makes 15th Homicide In Prince George's County

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (WUSA) -- Prince George's County police are looking for the gunman involved in the 15th homicide in the county this year.  A man was gunned down while sitting inside a car Monday night in District Heights, Md.

Police got a call shortly after 5:00 Monday night, reporting gunshots at the Pennsylvania Station Shopping Center on Silver Hill Road.  When they arrived, they found a man shot inside a car in front of a health club.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cpl. Larry Johnson, spokesman for the Prince George's County Police Department, said investigators have little to go on.  "We're still looking for a motive and suspect information," Johnson told 9NEWS NOW.  The only description of the suspect given is a black man wearing blue jeans and a ski mask.  He ran from the scene.

400,000 Customers Affected By Prince George's Water Main Break

400,000 Customers Affected By Prince George's Water Main Break

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (WUSA) -- The inner loop of the Capital Beltway has reopened south of Exit 15 (Central Avenue/Route 214) after a water main break Monday morning. Maryland State Police were on the scene directing traffic.

Lyn Riggins, spokeswoman for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, says the break occurred in a 54-inch water main around 4:00 a.m. at an office park that backs up to the Beltway. 

WSSC says it dumped out more than 50 million gallons of water. Cars turned over in the water and cars crashed on the ice in the inner loop of the Beltway. The road was closed for seven hours, causing colossal back-ups.

Prince George's Fire/EMS Gets Humane Society Award

Prince George's Fire/EMS Gets Humane Society Award

The following story comes to us from Mark Brady of the Prince George's County Fire Department:

Victim ID'd In 14th Homicide In Prince George's County

SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA/AP) -- Prince George's County police have identified the victim of the 14th homicide of the year in the county as 22-year-old Douglas Hodge Jordan Jr. of Washington.

Corporal Henry Tippett, spokesman for the Prince George's County Police Department, says officers were called to the 3500 block of Terrace Drive in Suitland around 2:30 Wednesday morning for a report of a shooting. Tippett says the responding officers found a man suffering from gun shot wounds in a cul de sac outside an apartment complex. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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The killing comes about a week after the county's last homicide.

Flu is on the Rise in Prince George’s County

Flu is on the Rise in Prince George’s County

LARGO, MD—Prince George’s County has entered the peak season for the spread of the seasonal flu virus.   In Prince George’s County, January and February have been traditionally known for increase activity of the influenza virus.

“The height of the flu season is here and the Health Department is encouraging all Prince George’s County Residents to protect their health, the health of their family, friends, and co-workers by taking a flu shot to take advantage of our free flu vaccine clinic and community vaccination opportunities if they have not yet been vaccinated,” said Health Officer Donald Shell, M.D., M.A. “Free flu shots are available from the Health Department and many pharmacies and supermarkets are still providing flu shots for a fee.”

<a href="http://suitland.wusa9.com/content/prince-georges-co-police-car-involved-accident">Prince George's Co. Police Car Involved In Accident</a>

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (WUSA) -- A Prince George's County police car has been involved in an accident at Silver Hill Rd & Marlboro Pike.

The accident happened around 2:15 p.m. after an officer, responding to a hold-up alarm and with his car's lights and siren on collided with a Durango.

The officer was trapped and had to be extricated from the car. He was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

A Prince George's County police spokesperson said three people were treated on the scene and released from the Durango.

No charges have been filed in the accident.

2007 Assault Victim Dies; Death Ruled Homicide

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Metropolitan Police say the death last month of a man who was assaulted in 2007 has been ruled a homicide.

Thirty-four-year-old Demetrius Dempsey died Dec. 13. On Monday, the D.C. Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death a homicide resulting from complications of blunt force trauma.

Police found the injured Dempsey on June 30, 2007 on 54th Street.

He had been in hospitals and nursing homes since the attack.