Shots Fired in Prince George's County;
City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
May 2, 2009
|Public Information Office |
301/891.7142 or 240/338.2901
Police from Multi-Jurisdictions Response
On May 1, 2009, at approximately 10:37 p.m. Takoma Park Police Officers responded to the parking lot of the Bank of America, on the Prince George's County side, after hearing shots fired in the area of the McDonalds. A search of the area revealed that several shots were fired at several individuals in the parking lot of the Bank of America near the Taco Bell just north of New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard. Takoma Park Police, along with Montgomery County Police, arrived on the scene, investigated the area and found several shell casings. The subjects who were shot at were from various locations in Prince George's County, including Lewisdale, Landover and Hyattsville.
One of the suspects is described as a black male, wearing a white t-shirt, who may have been the driver of a suspect green Honda. Another suspect, unknown description, may have been holding an automatic handgun - according to witnesses who saw him holding it with two hands as he ran towards the Rite Aid. The suspects fled in the suspect vehicle, a green Honda, westbound on University Boulevard with a possible suspect female driver, unknown description.
There were no known injuries.
The incident is being handled by Prince George's County Police. Should you have any information regarding this incident, please call Takoma Park Police at 301-270-1100 (call #090141467), who is working together with Prince George's County. We are putting the information out because so many shots were fired through the three jurisdictions and we would like to keep the citizens informed.