Police ID teen victim in fatal Prince George’s County shooting

Police on the scene of a crash that killed a pedestrian crossing the street in Chillum. (Courtesy Prince George's County Police via Twitter)

WASHINGTON — Police have identified the teenager who died in a Prince George’s County shooting Monday night.

Prince George’s County police responded to reports of a shooting in the 6700 block of New Hampshire Avenue around 7 p.m. Monday. Responding officers found 16-year-old Kevin Wilson Jr., a Silver Spring resident, in the parking lot of a high-rise apartment complex suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Crews transported him to a hospital where he died a few hours later.

Detectives said Tuesday that they do not believe Wilson’s death was a random crime and “are following strong leads in this case.”

Police are working the identify a suspect or suspects in the shooting, and establish a motive.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.

Below is a map of where the shooting occurred.

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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