4 dead in 3 Prince George’s Co. shootings; 2 critically injured

Police in Prince George’s County, Maryland, are investigating three separate shootings in proximity to each other that left four people dead and two critically injured.

The first incident happened on Village Green Drive near Barlowe Road in Palmer Park before 10:50 p.m. Friday night.

Police said officers found three women at the scene with gunshot wounds. One woman was pronounced dead while another died at a hospital. A third woman was also taken to a hospital with critical injuries.

Later on, another shooting occurred about a mile away at Ryderwood Court, near Martin Luther King Jr. Highway in Landover around midnight. Police said officers arrived to find an adult man with gunshot wounds. He died at the scene.

A third shooting occurred early Saturday morning around 3:25 a.m. in Chillum, at 22nd place near Woodberry Street. Police said officers found a woman and a man inside a van with gunshot wounds. The man was pronounced dead and the woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Police said the shootings are being investigated as separate incidents, but they are checking on any connections among them.

Anyone with information on the two shootings are asked to call Prince George’s County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477. 

WTOP’s Acacia James contributed to this report.

Glynis Kazanjian

Glynis Kazanjian has been a freelance writer covering Maryland politics and government on the local, state and federal levels for the last 11 years. Her work is published in Maryland Matters, the Baltimore Post Examiner, Bethesda Beat and Md. Reporter. She has also worked as a true crime researcher.

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