Man shot at Prince George’s Co. mall; police seek suspect

The scene of shooting in the back of the Burlington Coat Factory at the shops at Iverson in Temple Hills Tuesday. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
The scene of the shooting in the back of the Burlington Coat Factory at the shops at Iverson in Temple Hills Tuesday. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)

Police say the victim's injuries are not life-threatening after a suspect shot him in the mall's parking garage Tuesday. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Police say the victim’s injuries are not life-threatening after a suspect shot him in the mall’s parking garage Tuesday. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)

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The scene of shooting in the back of the Burlington Coat Factory at the shops at Iverson in Temple Hills Tuesday. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Police say the victim's injuries are not life-threatening after a suspect shot him in the mall's parking garage Tuesday. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)

WASHINGTON — A man was shot in the parking garage at a Prince George’s County mall Tuesday afternoon, and police are searching for the gunman.

The shooting happened around noon in a parking garage behind the Burlington Coat Factory at the Shops at Iverson, located at 3737 Branch Ave. in Temple Hills, Maryland. One man shot another man, and the suspect fled the scene, police said.

The victim’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, police added.

The shooting, which police said does not appear to be random, prompted lockdowns at nearby schools. Hillcrest Heights Elementary School and Jessie B. Mason Regional School were on lockdown “out of an abundance of caution,” and the lockdown was lifted around 2 p.m.

Police are searching for the gunman. A suspect description has not yet been released.

The shopping center was formerly known as Iverson Mall.

Below is a map with the location of the incident:

WTOP’s Kate Ryan contributed to this report from Temple Hills, Maryland.

Stay with WTOP.com for updates on this developing story.

Sarah Beth Hensley

Sarah Beth Hensley is the Digital News Director at WTOP. She has worked several different roles since she began with WTOP in 2013 and has contributed to award-winning stories and coverage on the website.

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