A victim was found fatally shot outside of the Southern Avenue Metro Station in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland, early Sunday evening.
In a tweet, Metro Transit Police said officers responding to reports of a shooting at the station’s parking lot around 4:45 p.m. found the male victim of unknown age with a gunshot wound. They said despite CPR and other life saving measures being administered, he died at the scene.
MTPD on scene of shooting in parking lot at Southern Ave Stn ~ 4:45pm. Male victim, unknown age, with gunshot wound. CPR was initiated but despite life saving efforts victim was declared deceased on scene. Investigation ongoing. Add’l details to be provided as available. #wmata
— Metro Transit Police (@MetroTransitPD) January 22, 2023
MTPD said they were investigating to locate a potential suspect who they said fled the scene.
The station was closed, with busses and trains bypassing the stop for around three hours as police investigated the shooting. The station has since been reopened.