Section of BW Parkway reopens after stray bullet hits minor

A stray bullet wounded a minor along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway on Tuesday, and it led to a section of the parkway being closed for over an hour.

According to U.S. Park Police, the incident happened just before 2 p.m.

There are few details so far, but Park Police said the minor was hit during gunfire that involved two other cars. The minor’s injuries were not serious, and they declined medical treatment.

The parkway was closed between Maryland Route 202 and U.S. Route 50.

It reopened about 4 p.m., WTOP’s Dave Dildine said in the Traffic Center.

Park police ask anyone with information on the shooting to call 202-379-4877 or email

For the latest updates on traffic conditions around the shooting site, visit the WTOP Traffic page or tune into 103.5 FM for updates every 10 minutes on the eights.

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