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Man shot dead in Fort Washington area

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Update, 7:28 p.m.:

Sources say that police in Prince George's County are searching for a suspect who is at the least an acquaintance of the man who was shot to death Wednesday in the Fort Washington area.

The victim was found inside a vehicle in the 6900 block of Greenboro Lane, and police said he had been shot twice in the upper body while he was in the car. Sources said they are not sure what sparked the shooting.

A man who identified himself as the victim's cousin said he had just walked into his house when he heard two gunshots. He said he saw a black BMW leaving the scene. He said he assumed the shooting had something to do with a female. He walked away without giving his name.

The shooting occurred at the end of a quiet cul de sac, and neighbors arrived home from work Wednesday to find their street blocked with crime tape and police canvassing the area.

Residents said they were shocked that such violence could touch their neighborhood.
"I am just blown away," said Lula Boone, who runs a day care down the street from the shooting scene. "This is just crazy."

Earlier:

A man was found shot inside a vehicle in the Temple Hills area Wednesday afternoon, and police are investigating the case as a homicide, authorities said.

Just after 2:30 p.m., Prince George’s County officers were called to the 6900 block of Greenboro Lane for the report of a shooting, authorities said. They arrived to find a man inside a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound, authorities said. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died.


-- Matt Zapotosky

They arrived to find a man inside a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound, authorities said.

He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

It is unclear what precipitated the shooting. More details will be provided as they become available.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 28, 2010; 7:45 PM ET
Categories:  Homicide , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's  
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