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September 2, 2015

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Woman hit by stray bullet while driving past altercation

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A woman was shot in the arm by a stray bullet as she was driving past an altercation involving two men and a security guard outside the Suites on Boulder Highway on Wednesday.

Metro Police officials said two men had been fighting outside the hotel at 4855 Boulder Highway around 6:40 p.m., when one pulled a gun. A security guard from the hotel ran outside to find the suspect holding a gun standing over the other man.

The guard then withdrew his gun and fired two or three rounds at the suspect. The bullets appeared to miss the suspect, officials said, but a bullet from the altercation struck the woman as she was driving along Flamingo Road. Another one hit the window of a nearby home.

Officials said the incident is under investigation to determine if the bullet that struck the woman came from the security officer’s weapon. The woman was taken to University Medical Center in nonlife-threatening condition.

Police are searching for the gun-wielding suspect.

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