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Posted at 7:57 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Man fatally shot in Pr. George's

By Matt Zapotosky

A man sitting inside a car in the parking lot of a busy Prince George’s County shopping center was shot and killed Monday by a lone gunman who apparently walked up to the vehicle and opened fire, police said.

The incident occurred just after 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the Penn Station Shopping Center in the 5700 block of Silver Hill Road in the District Heights area, said Cpl. Larry Johnson, a Prince George’s County police spokesman.

Johnson said police do not know why, but a lone gunman approached a car and fired several shots at the car, fatally wounding the man inside.

Police sources said the man was shot in the head.

The homicide was Prince George’s 15th of the year. Johnson said investigators were hoping witnesses would come forward and call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

“The number one thing right now that we want to get out there is it’s a busy shopping center, it’s normal business hours right now, anybody that saw anything just give us a call,” he said.

This report has been updated.

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 24, 2011; 7:57 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Sounds like the work of the KKK.

Posted by: pt1836metz | January 25, 2011 2:04 AM | Report abuse

Gorgeous Prince Georges!

Posted by: jab00 | January 25, 2011 7:29 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin must be behind all this.

Posted by: johnfchick1 | January 25, 2011 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Back when we were having one-a-day, he PGPD spokesman assured us that the killings were targeted and the general public needn't fear random acts.

Since any of us could be in a car in a shopping center, they really should tell us whether this victim was a known drug-trade participant or just a random guy who could have been anyone.

Posted by: WmarkW | January 25, 2011 11:48 AM | Report abuse

The N's are giving us Hardworking law abiding Black people a bad name!! I don't know what is going on with them or if there is something in the water, but this is total BS!!

Posted by: Angryman | January 25, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

This young man was somebodies son, father and a husband. He was truly loved by his family. Please be careful of the comments being made. Thank you.

Posted by: lovedone2 | January 25, 2011 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Just one stupid, dumb victim, victimizing another victim...

Posted by: demtse | January 25, 2011 6:55 PM | Report abuse

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