Man Shot, Killed Near Playground

Children were at the playground and likely saw victim shot, killed.

Friday, Jun 24, 2011  |  Updated 11:17 AM EDT
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Man Shot, Killed Near Playground

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Prince George’s County police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened in a playground.

Investigators said the shooting happened at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday near the 4700 block of 23rd Parkway in Hillcrest Heights, Md.

Witnesses told authorities they heard three or four shots and then they saw young children scatter from the playground. After that, a witness saw the victim run toward the playground, stumble then fall.

Police have not released the victim’s identity or a possible motive for the shooting.

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