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Posted at 7:14 PM ET, 10/12/2010

Shooting in Hyattsville area

By Erica Johnston


Update, 7:15 p.m.:

A 14-year-old boy was wounded in the stomach and back in a shooting late Thursday afternoon in the Hyattsville area, Prince George's County police said. The wounds are not believed to be life threatening, said Cpl. Erica Johnson.

A caller who phoned police said a group of teens was hanging outside in the neighborhood and may have been chasing a person just before shots were fired, Johnson said.


Earlier:

Prince George's County police are investigating a shooting in the Hyattsville area late Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Officers responded to the sound of gunshots in the 5700 block of Cypress Creek Drive about 5:20 p.m., said Cpl. Erica Johnson, a spokeswoman. Police found a male shot and he was taken to a hospital.

The victim's age and condition were not immediately known, Johnson said. Police were searching for a red Chevy Camaro that was seen leaving the scene on 16th Avenue toward Chillum.

-- Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | October 12, 2010; 7:14 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland  
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Comments

Cypress Creek Drive,in the '80's was known as Chillum Heights Drive.

I see the ole neighborhood hasn't changed at all.

Posted by: Robbnitafl | October 12, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

The 5700 block of Cypress Creek Drive is about 500 ft from CHILLUM Elementary School and only slightly farther away from CHILLUM Road, yet the headline reads "Hyattsville Area". It's about the same distance to the DC line as it is to the Hyattsville City limits. Why not report it as the "DC Area" since jursidictional boundaries apparently don't factor into the Post's equation when it comes to accuracy in reporting. An accurate map of the City of Hyattsville can be found here http://www.hyattsville.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=269.

Posted by: MacNachtan | October 13, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

The 5700 block of Cypress Creek Drive is about 500 ft from CHILLUM Elementary School and only slightly farther away from CHILLUM Road, yet the headline reads "Hyattsville Area". It's about the same distance to the DC line as it is to the Hyattsville City limits. Why not report it as the "DC Area" since jursidictional boundaries apparently don't factor into the Post's equation when it comes to accuracy in reporting. An accurate map of the City of Hyattsville can be found here http://www.hyattsville.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=269.

Posted by: MacNachtan | October 13, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

The 5700 block of Cypress Creek Drive is about 500 ft from CHILLUM Elementary School and only slightly farther away from CHILLUM Road, yet the headline reads "Hyattsville Area". It's about the same distance to the DC line as it is to the Hyattsville City limits. Why not report it as the "DC Area" since jursidictional boundaries apparently don't factor into the Post's equation when it comes to accuracy in reporting. An accurate map of the City of Hyattsville can be found here http://www.hyattsville.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=269.

Posted by: MacNachtan | October 13, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

The 5700 block of Cypress Creek Drive is about 500 ft from CHILLUM Elementary School and only slightly farther away from CHILLUM Road, yet the headline reads "Hyattsville Area". It's about the same distance to the DC line as it is to the Hyattsville City limits. Why not report it as the "DC Area" since jursidictional boundaries apparently don't factor into the Post's equation when it comes to accuracy in reporting. An accurate map of the City of Hyattsville can be found here http://www.hyattsville.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=269.

Posted by: MacNachtan | October 13, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

The 5700 block of Cypress Creek Drive is about 500 ft from CHILLUM Elementary School and only slightly farther away from CHILLUM Road, yet the headline reads "Hyattsville Area". It's about the same distance to the DC line as it is to the Hyattsville City limits. Why not report it as the "DC Area" since jursidictional boundaries apparently don't factor into the Post's equation when it comes to accuracy in reporting. An accurate map of the City of Hyattsville can be found here http://www.hyattsville.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=269.

Posted by: MacNachtan | October 13, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

MacNachtan, i think we get this vital info after FIVE posts

Posted by: mloaks | October 13, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

@MacNachtan: The reason why they do not characterize it as the DC area is because it is MARYLAND and further, the post office box is Hyattsville -- and yes, it was previously known as Chillum Gardens back in the day.

Posted by: gordonj1 | October 13, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't this area called something else back in the day ???

Posted by: pejochum | October 13, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't this area called something else back in the day ???

Posted by: pejochum | October 13, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't this area called something else back in the day ???

Posted by: pejochum | October 13, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't this area called something else back in the day ???

Posted by: pejochum | October 13, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't this area called something else back in the day ???

Posted by: pejochum | October 13, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I lived there for six years. It's a real jungle, complete with apes, monkeys, and a whole lot of things the police and courts would rather not deal with seriously.

It's what the residents deserve.

Posted by: rustybud | October 13, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

You forgot to mention the primates, when mentioning the apes, monkeys & other zoo residents!

Posted by: Robbnitafl | October 13, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

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