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3 killed over weekend in Pr. George's

Matt Zapotosky

Three people were shot and killed and two others wounded in three separate incidents in Prince George’s County Saturday, authorities said Monday.

The violence began just before 1 a.m. in the 3800 block of Regency Parkway in the Suitland area, authorities said.

Police were called to the area for the report of a shooting and arrived to find Antwann Massey, 34, who lived nearby, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, said Officer Evan Baxter, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County Police Department.

Massey was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died, Baxter said.

Just after 4 a.m., police were called to another shooting at an apartment complex in the unit block of Cindy Lane in the Capitol Heights area, Baxter said. Detectives eventually found three victims with gunshot wounds, one who later died, he said.

Police identified the deceased as Bryant A. West, 30, of Southeast D.C. A 22-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were also shot, Baxter said.

Police are also investigating a third homicide from Saturday that occurred in the 5000 block of Fable Street in the Capitol Heights area, authorities said. Baxter confirmed a homicide but said he could not immediately provide details.

Police issued a news alert about the case just after 1 p.m. Saturday, saying a male was found suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body and pronounced dead at the scene.

Baxter said police had not made any arrests in any of the killings, but they appeared to be unconnected.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Matt Zapotosky  |  August 2, 2010; 4:35 PM ET
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Comments

Just another typical weekend in PG County.

Posted by: checkered1 | August 2, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

WHEN WILL IT END, PG IS WORST THAN DC, SEAT PLEASANT, DISTRICT HEIGHTS, SUITLAND, LARGO ARE THE NEW WILD WILD WEST...IT IS A SHAME THAT BROTHA'S WANT TO ACT AS IGNORANT AS THEY CAN WITH NO REGARD FOR LIFE. EVERY CITY WITH BLACK DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP AND BLACK LEADERS ARE TO BLAME FOR THIS MESS....YOU CANT BLAME THE WHITE MAN FOR THIS, WE ARE BUFFOONS, CLEARLY BUFFOONS AND PG ISNT EVEN AN INNER CITY, IT IS A SUBURB THAT WHEN MY FAMILY MOVED HERE IN THE EARLY 70'S WAS MOSTLY WHITE AND PEACEFUL, BTW MY FAMILY IS BLACK, I WISH IT WOULD COME BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS, MOVE OUT HOODLUMS, BRING BACK THE WHITE FOLKS, THEY CAN CALL ME NAMES BUT THE WONT TAKE MY LIFE.

Posted by: Fred23 | August 2, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Prince George's residents are stepping up their employment of Second Amendment rights against those who choose to cross them.

Naturally, SC Justices Roberts, Scalia, Alito, and Thomas see no problem here.

Posted by: perryneheum | August 2, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

It's sad to clump all of PG County into one pool. There are definitely parts of the county that have a bad element, yet even in those parts most of the people are honest and want the same things everyone else does; good schools, safe neighborhoods, etc. and if they could afford to move, they would. Others are hoping to stay and fix the situation.

Most of PG county, however, does not have these problems and the neighborhoods are clean and safe. Imagine if we lumped all of Fairfax county with the problems along the Rte 1 corridor, or with the Latino and Asian gangs that are so numerous in northern Virginia? Not mention that the Potomac protects NOVA from the "undesirable elements" pushed out of the District as DC "transforms".

I've lived in VA for over six years and MD for over 8 and I loved most aspects of both places. Also, I know there are good and bad parts of each of the counties and cities surrounding the District and those who only go by the negatives they hear about other areas and haven't lived there should not comment.

Posted by: Kolchak | August 2, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Maybe we should build a wall around PG County to keep out the troublemakers.

Most of the crime committed in the PG communities inside the Beltway are done by thugs from DC; it's DC hoodlums who ride over on the Metro who have ruined the Blvd at Cap Center in Largo.

And it was clowns from VA who did the stabbing at the church event in Landover over the weekend.

Outsiders are making us look bad and giving clowns like checkered1 something to crow about.

Note to the censors:

I see you removed my answer to checkered1's slur but you didn't remove the slur. What's going on?

Posted by: ceefer66 | August 2, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

To Fred23: Washington, DC has 8 wards (or sections), PG county now completes the count to 9

Posted by: rkayblock1 | August 2, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

People get killed everyday, every where. PG isn't that bad. I still feel safer in PG than in DC.

Posted by: mossmillennium | August 2, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

I starts at Home....

Posted by: dc4life | August 3, 2010 8:06 AM | Report abuse

We have to look at the Laws that we have. If you rob and steal you go to jail. If you kill someone you get a pat on the back and out. Jail is a luxury to most so they dont mine being there. 3 meals a day, room and board free. Carpeting on floor, color tv. Jail is not suppose to be luxury . We the tax payers and yet they live better than we do. Wake up America it only happens here. I dont care how old you are you take a life, you should be locked up for life. Make the laws harder and see. You want to kill ship them over to war and let them see how they survive.

Posted by: dd2woodruff | August 4, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

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