Two Men Killed In Shoot­ings Two Hours Apart

The Washington Post Sunday - - Metro Week - By Clarence Wil­liams and Martin Weil

Two men were shot and killed last night in Prince Ge­orge’s County — one by would-be rob­bers and the other af­ter an ar­gu­ment at a baby shower, county po­lice said.

In the first killing, which oc­curred about 5 p.m. in the Hy­attsville area, two rob­bers con­fronted a man at a bus stop on New Hamp­shire Av­enue at Le­banon Street. The rob­bers de­manded jew­elry, and when the man did not com­ply, one of the rob­bers shot him.

The vic­tim, who was not iden­ti­fied im­me­di­ately, was hit in the up­per body. He was taken to a hospi­tal and pro­nounced dead.

The sec­ond killing oc­curred about two hours later, near the Wood­lawn Re­cre­ation Cen­ter at Green­vale Park­way and Glenoak Road in the Lan­dover Hills area.

About 50 peo­ple were at­tend­ing a shower at the cen­ter when an ar­gu­ment broke out be­tween two men, po­lice said. They said the ar­gu­ment turned into a fight, which took place in the cen­ter’s park­ing lot.

Po­lice said one man was hit in the chest and died shortly af­ter­ward at a hospi­tal. A wo­man was shot in the leg in the in­ci­dent, po­lice said.

Po­lice said they be­lieved that the vic­tims and the as­sailant had at­tended the shower.

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