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Police search for 3 men in Hyattsville, Md. double-shooting that injured teens

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HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WJLA) – The Hyattsville City Police Department late Wednesday sought the public’s help in identifying and finding three men involved in a double-shooting that injured two teenage boys earlier in the evening.

Police said three boys aged 15 to 17 were walking in the 5700 block of 30th Street about 7:50 p.m. when they were approached by three men, one of whom fired at the boys with a handgun.

One of the teens ran from the gunfire and got away unscathed. The second boy was struck by a bullet on the right side of his body, while the third teen was hit in the face, arm, and multiple times in the upper torso. The two victims were hospitalized and undergoing surgery Wednesday night.

Three bullets from the shootings also pierced a nearby home, according to police, but none of the occupants inside was injured.

The three men being sought by police were all described as Hispanic with thin builds and between 18 and 20 years of age. The shooter wore a black hat with white writing, a long black t-shirt, khaki pants and black Nike Cortez shoes. Another of the men wore a blue hat, plaid button-down shirt, white t-shirt, jeans, and blue Adidas shoes with white stripes. Police had no further description available on the third man.

Police said the trio fled the shooting scene in a Jeep Cherokee operated by a fourth man described as bald, heavy-set and Hispanic with facial hair who wore a blue basketball-style jersey. The men were last seen driving toward Queens Chapel Road.

The motive for the shootings was not immediately known, but police urged anyone with information about the case to contact them at 301-985-5060.

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