3 men shot in car; investigation closed US 50 in Pr. George’s Co.

Prince George's Co. police investigate a shooting on Route 50 Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Prince George’s County police investigate a shooting on U.S. 50 Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)

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Here's a look at U.S. 50, which is closed in the eastbound lanes, after a shooting investigation Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Rob Woodfork)
A look at U.S. 50, which was closed in the eastbound lanes, after a shooting investigation Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Rob Woodfork)

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Prince George's Co. Police investigate a shooting on Route 50 Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Prince George’s County police investigate a shooting on U.S. 50 Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)

Prince George's Co. Police investigate a shooting on Route 50 Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Rob Woodfork)
Prince George’s County police investigate a shooting on U.S. 50 Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Rob Woodfork)

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Prince George's Co. police investigate a shooting on Route 50 Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Here's a look at U.S. 50, which is closed in the eastbound lanes, after a shooting investigation Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Rob Woodfork)
Prince George's Co. Police investigate a shooting on Route 50 Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Prince George's Co. Police investigate a shooting on Route 50 Thursday afternoon. (WTOP/Rob Woodfork)

WASHINGTON — Three men were shot in a car Thursday afternoon, closing the eastbound lanes of U.S. 50 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, for several hours Thursday afternoon.

The eastbound lanes of U.S. 50 reopened shortly before 8 p.m.

Police got a call about the shooting on U.S. 50 near the off ramp to Columbia Park Road in Cheverly, Maryland, around 3 p.m. When they responded, they found three men with gunshot wounds, said Officer Tyler Hunter, a police spokesman.

Prince George’s County Fire/EMS transported the victims to an area hospital. They appear to have non-life-threatening injuries, Hunter said.

The car the victims were in at the time of the shooting was riddled with bullet holes. Broken glass and shell casings surrounded the vehicle. More shell casings were found along the road. Police even checked the tires of cars near the crime scene to see if they had driven over the casings.

The investigation had closed all lanes of eastbound U.S. 50 between Md. 201 and Columbia Park Road and all but one lane of westbound U.S. 50. All lanes reopened Thursday evening.

Police say they have no suspect description or possible motive yet in the shooting, but they did say it was not random.

“We’re trying to establish whether this was some type of road rage incident or whether this was stemming from groups of individuals who may have known each other,” Hunter said.

Police are asking anyone with information about the case to contact them at 301-352-1200.

Officials have not released any additional details about the shooting at this time.

WTOP’s Michelle Basch contributed to this report from Cheverly.

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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