Victim fatally shot outside of Southern Ave. Metro Station

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 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.

Joshua Barlow

Joshua Barlow is a writer, composer, and producer who has worked for CGTN, Atlantic Public Media, and National Public Radio. He lives in Northeast Washington, D.C., where he pays attention to developments in his neighborhood, economic issues, and social justice.

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