Shooting Near Six Flags Injures One

Adults in three cars exchanged gunfire last night in a parking lot at the Six Flags amusement park in the Largo area, and one passenger was wounded by debris, Prince George's County police said. No one else was injured.

The incident began about 6:20 p.m. in a parking lot that is inside the gates but outside the actual park, said Cpl. Kim Brown, a police spokeswoman. After an argument, at least one occupant in each of the vehicles opened fire.

A passenger in one car suffered wounds to the upper body and legs from the debris but refused medical treatment, Brown said. The drivers of the two other vehicles sped away, Brown said. She said the reason for the dispute was unclear.

The park remained open after the shooting, Brown said.

Noisy Drills Set for Crystal City, Pentagon

Federal, state and local emergency workers are scheduled to respond to simulated attacks on the Pentagon and Crystal City on Wednesday, Pentagon officials said. Traffic could be affected in those areas, and noise devices called flash bangs will be used.

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency will conduct the full-scale emergency response exercise from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The primary exercise locations will be the Pentagon Metro bus station, Federal Office Building 2 (Navy Annex) and Jefferson Plaza 1 in Crystal City. The public should pay attention to signs posted by Virginia State Police.


Body Found in Apartment Building

The body of an unidentified woman was found yesterday in the hallway of an apartment house in the Mount Pleasant area, and police said they were investigating the death as a homicide.

The woman was found about 4 p.m. on the second floor of a building in the 3100 block of 16th Street NW , said Sgt. Joe Gentile, a D.C. police spokesman. D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) said he understood that she might have been strangled.

Assailant in Car Shoots, Wounds Man

A 20-year-old District man was shot in the head and wounded late Saturday in the 5300 block of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue in Northeast Washington, D.C. police said yesterday.

The man was sitting in his car about 11 p.m. when the assailant drove up in a vehicle, possibly a dark-colored sport-utility vehicle, and fired, said Sgt. Joe Gentile, a police spokesman.

The victim was taken to a hospital and admitted to the intensive care unit. He has not been identified because he is a witness. No arrests have been made.


17-Year-Old Slain After Altercation

A 17-year-old youth was fatally shot last night near a playground at an apartment complex in the New Carrollton area, Prince George's County police said.

Chester Slaughter got into a "verbal altercation" with someone about 9:35 p.m. in the 5400 block of 85th Avenue and was shot at least once in the upper body, said Cpl. Kim Brown, a police spokeswoman. Slaughter, who lived nearby, was taken to Prince George's Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:03 p.m.

Brown said early today that police had found no witnesses and had made no arrests.

Neighbors Awaken to Racist Fliers

Racist fliers were found yesterday morning outside homes in an Anne Arundel County neighborhood, according to two residents.

Jacqueline Underwood, 24, an administrative assistant, said a plastic bag with a wad of the fliers was tossed onto her driveway on Williamsburg Road in Davidsonville about 1:30 a.m. The fliers had "a lot of racial remarks" and references to sex between white women and black men, she said.

Underwood and her mother, Chris, 41, a property manager, said the leaflets also were left at other homes on the street. Jacqueline Underwood, who is white, said she was dating a black man and had a mixed-race child. But she did not feel she was being singled out. "They're targeting everyone," she said.

The Underwoods, who live together, said the neighborhood has received such fliers several times in recent years.

Teen Wounded in Drive-By Shooting

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting in Prince George's County that left a female teenager with a gunshot wound to her upper body.

Cpl. Kim Brown, a Prince George's police spokesman, said the victim and four other teenagers were riding in a vehicle on Shadystone Terrace near Woodvale Lane in the Mitchellville area about 10:30 p.m. Saturday when a dark-colored vehicle approached and shots were fired. The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Brown said.

The dark-colored vehicle drove off, and the victims drove to Lottsford Vista Road near Lottsford Road, where police found them, Brown said. The teenagers said they did not provoke the shooter, the spokeswoman said.

Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing

A 38-year-old man who apparently was homeless died Saturday in Jessup after being stabbed, and a 46-year-old man was arrested and charged in the incident, Anne Arundel County police said.

They said Michael Patrick Conway, of no fixed address, was killed after an apparent argument. The suspect was identified as Marcus Aron Christian, of the 7800 block of Clark Road, and police said he was charged with second-degree murder. They said the incident apparently occurred at the suspect's address.


Mixing Bowl Road Closures Continue

Work on two of four bridge beams at the Springfield Mixing Bowl is scheduled to continue tonight and tomorrow, officials said, which means that Interstate 95 in Springfield will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. each night.

Yesterday, the road closures at the Interstate 495/95/395 junction were lifted ahead of schedule. I-95 reopened at 8 a.m. instead of the projected time of 10 a.m. Crews were supposed to install all four beams by yesterday but stopped work because it appeared they would have to go past 10 a.m., a spokesman said.

"He had a lot of nerve and a lot of heart. He was a hero."

-- James M. Kilby, on his late father's efforts to integrate schools

in his Shenandoah Valley community. Kilby is fighting to have

a high school named in his father's honor. -- A1

Compiled from reports by staff writers Mary Beth Sheridan, Nancy Trejos, Martin Weil, Allan Lengel and Michael D. Shear and the Associated Press.