Shooting in West Hyattsville residential neighborhood

July 31, 2014

Photo courtesy Rebecca Bennett.

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Shots fired in a West Hyattsville residential neighborhood sent two teens to the hospital and left a nearby home riddled with bullets.

According to Hyattsville City Police, a shooting occurred Wednesday evening just before 8:00pm in the 5700 block of 30th Street. Officers say the preliminary investigation indicates three Hispanic males approached three other men ages 15 to 17 as they walked on the sidewalk.

According to police, one of the suspects pulled out a black handgun and fired at the other group of teens. Two of the men were shot, one with multiple gunshot wounds.  They were transported to a local hospital where they underwent surgery, according to authorities.  One victim fled and was not struck.

Police say three shots entered a nearby home, but no residents were injured.


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The suspects are described as:

1. Hispanic male 18-20 years old, thin build, black hat with white writing, long black t-shirt, kaki pants, black Nike Cortez shoes, armed with a black handgun

2. Hispanic male 18-20 years old, thin build, blue hat, plaid button down shirt, white t-shirt, jeans, blue Adidas shoes with white stripes

3. Hispanic male 18-20 years old, thin build

Police say the suspects ran to a parked brown jeep Cherokee operated by a Hispanic male, heavy set, bald, facial hair, wearing a blue basketball style jersey. The vehicle is said to have fled toward Queens Chapel Road.

A motive for the shooting is unknown at this time, according to Police.

Anyone with any information is urged to call the Hyattsville City Police at 301 985-5060