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Local,Crime,Hayley Peterson

Car windows smashed outside Va. mosque

Dozens of cars in Falls Church had their windows shot out early Saturday, according to police.

Police said the windows of nearly 30 cars parked on streets near the 3100 block of Leesburg Pike were shot out with what appeared to be a BB or pellet gun. Some of the damaged cars belonged to worshippers attending an early prayer session at the nearby Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, leading some to believe the acts of vandalism were a targeted hate crime against Muslims -- especially after a mosque in Harrisonburg was defaced Friday evening with graffiti. But police said the Falls Church window damage, which occurred over a nearly 7-mile radius, was the result of random acts and not targeted.

Police are still searching for the perpetrators.

The Council on American-Islamic relations has offered a $1,000 reward for information regarding the vandalism and has called for an FBI investigation into both attacks.

Domestic dispute ends in shooting

A woman was shot and killed Sunday morning in what police are calling a "domestic situation" in Capitol Heights.

The shooting, which took place at 6:14 a.m. on the 4600 block of Heath Street, left a second woman injured. Both women were found on the 9000 block of Central Avenue and taken to the hospital.

The victims have not been identified by police.

Pedestrian struck, killed in Prince George's County

A 50-year-old man was struck by a car and killed in Prince George's County Saturday night, police said.

The man was crossing the street at the 9400 block of Annapolis Road at about 9 p.m. when he was struck. The driver, who remained on scene and called police, has not been charged in the case.

Evidence suggests the victim, who may have been drinking, was not walking in a crosswalk or near an intersection when he was struck, police said.

hpeterson@washingtonexaminer.com

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