Four people have been shot dead in two separate shootings in Maryland overnight.
A woman was fatally shot while sitting inside a car in Rogers Heights, northwest of Washington DC, around 7pm on Friday.
Police responded to find the female victim suffering from ‘gunshot trauma’. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Just eight hours later, at 3am on Saturday, three others were killed in a separate car shooting just six miles away.
Two male victims were shot while sitting inside a car, while a female victim was discovered dead at the side of the vehicle.
In a Twitter update Saturday morning, the Prince George’s County Police Department stated: ‘Preliminarily, detectives don’t believe this is a random crime. We are on the scene working to establish suspect(s) and motive in this case.’
Officers are now working to determine whether the two shooting incidents are linked.
Preliminarily, detectives don’t believe this is a random crime. We are on scene working to establish suspect(s) and a motive in this case. If anyone has any information, please call @PGCrimeSolvers 1-866-411-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/RSdFPoftsb— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) April 3, 2021
The names and ages of the victims have not yet been released to the public.
The names and ages of the victims in both incidents have not yet been released to the public.
Anyone with information about the shootings can contact police by calling 1-866-411-TIPS.
More to follow…