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Police Investigate Murder In Bladensburg

BLADENSBURG, Md. (WUSA/AP) -- Police in Prince George's County are investigating the murder of a woman in Bladensburg.

According to a release from the Bladensburg Police Department, officers responded to the 5600 block of Emerson Street around 10:30 Thursday night after receiving reports of shots fired in the area.

When police arrived at the scene, they discovered 33-year-old Shawnta Lysheema Coleman, of Alexandria, suffering from traumatic injuries. She was transported by EMS to Prince George's Hospital Center where she later died.

Cpl. Henry Tippett, a police spokesman, says a baby was found in a car seat near Coleman's body. Police are investigating whether the baby was Coleman's or not.

The child was unharmed and turned over to social service workers.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Prince George's County Police Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.