Police: 2 men killed in Suitland shooting

WASHINGTON — Two men are dead after a shooting in Suitland, Maryland, Sunday night, Prince George’s County police say.

Police said they responded to a report of a shooting around 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the 4600 block of Silver Hill Road. Police said 22-year-old Courtney Simms of Temple Hills, Maryland, and 23-year-old Anthony Douglas, of Marlow Heights, Maryland, were both suffering from gunshot wounds when police arrived.

Simms was pronounced dead at the scene and Douglas was taken to a hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead a short time later.

Earlier, police had said one of the victims one of the victims went into a Popeyes restaurant after he was shot. The shooting took place in a nearby alley where the other victim was found.

“We’re not exactly sure if this was them shooting toward each other, whether they was a third or even more parties involved that’s something we’re actively trying to establish,” Prince George’s County Police Cpl. Tyler Hunter said.

Detectives are working to figure out a motive and to track down a possible suspect or suspects.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Prince George’s County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. You can remain anonymous. Cpl. Hunter said a $25,000 reward is being offered in this case.

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Teta Alim

Teta Alim is a Digital Editor at WTOP. Teta's interest in journalism started in music and moved to digital media.

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