1 dead, 3 injured in Prince George’s Co. July Fourth shooting

Prince George’s County, Maryland, police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead and three others injured Saturday.

The incident occurred in the 4600 block of Dallas Place in Marlow Heights.

Police arrived about 9:30 p.m. for a reported shooting.

John Dennis Watts V, 24, was found with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Three other people were also shot during the incident, police said, but suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said they don’t believe the crime was a random act. They are still searching for a suspect and motive.

Anyone with information is urged to call 301-516-2512.

Below is a map where the incident occurred.

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Scott Gelman

Scott Gelman is a digital editor and writer for WTOP. A South Florida native, Scott graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019. During his time in College Park, he worked for The Diamondback, the school’s student newspaper.

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