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A shot was fired at a home in District Heights while FBI agents were executing a search warrant as part of a region-wide investigation into a network of heroin distributors.

Agents arrived at the home in the 6700 block of Kipling Parkway in District Heights to execute the warrant between 6 and 6:30 a.m. Nov. 15 when a weapon was fired, said Agent Shayne Stein, of the FBI's Baltimore Field Office.

Stein said the weapon was fired by an FBI agent and as a result of the shooting, a female resident was transported to the Prince George's Hospital Center, where she was treated and released.

Stein said medical staff at the hospital determined the female's injuries were from falling and not from a gunshot wound and said it appears the woman was never struck.

She said she did not know the woman's identity but said agents were executing a search warrant at the home as one of eight locations searched in Washington, D.C. and Maryland Thursday when authorities confiscated shotguns, rifles, other weapons, drug paraphernalia and other items related to drug trafficking, according to an FBI news release.

According to the release, five people were arrested for conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute heroin. All of those arrested were of D.C.

Stein said she was unaware what specifically may have been recovered at the District Heights home.

The FBI’s Washington and Baltimore field offices, the Metropolitan Police Department, U.S. Park Police, U.S. Marshals Service and the Prince George’s County Police Department joined in the search warrant executions, according to the release.

djgross@gazette.net