Teen shot in Hyattsville near Metro station, police say

A 17-year-old is recovering after being shot near the Prince George’s Plaza Metro Station Wednesday night in Hyattsville, Maryland, police said.

The shooting happened at roughly 9 p.m. in the 2900 block of Belcrest Center Drive, near the base of the walkway bridge, according to Hyattsville police.

Police said an unidentified male shot the teen, who was hospitalized with two gunshot wounds to the hand. The victim is expected to survive.



Officers are searching for a suspect who they believe may have driven away from the scene in an older-model silver or gray sedan, parked at the Sunoco near the corner of East-West Highway and Belcrest Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hyattsville police at 301-985-5060.

A map of the area where the shooting occurred is below.

WTOP’s José Umaña contributed to this report.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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