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Woman's struggle with squeegee kids ends with gunfire in Baltimore

Posted at 4:43 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 19:43:55-04

A physical struggle between a woman and a group of squeegee kids ended with a gunshot.

It happened just after 2 p.m. Wednesday in Baltimore.

A woman called police and reported her gun went off after a group of squeegee kids surrounded and began reaching into her car while stopped at a light.

The woman told police the group first sprayed her windshield.

According to a police report, the group allegedly became very aggressive, and began demanding money, and damaging the car with the squeegee.

The victim told officers the group refused to move, and there was no way to drive off without running them over.

Out of fear, the woman told police she reached into her purse and grabbed a registered handgun, while still asking them to leave.

One of the suspects then reportedly reached into the car and grabbed the woman's wrist, she was holding the gun with.

After a struggle, the gun fired into the passenger seat of the victim's vehicle, causing the group to flee.

Police say they were unable to find anyone in the group.

In their report, the officer wrote the victim had all proper permits to carry the gun.

The incident is the latest of many involving squeegee kids in Baltimore.

This article was written by Brian Kuebler and Ryan Dickstein for WMAR.