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‘Innocent lives are gone for nothing': 2 killed, 1 injured in shooting at Accokeek car meetup

Two men died at the scene after a shooting at a car meetup with a large crowd. A third person with a gunshot wound drove himself to a hospital, police said

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Two men were killed and another person was injured in a shooting in Accokeek, Maryland, at a weekly car meetup with hundreds of people present, police said.

Prince George’s County police responded Thursday about 11:45 p.m. to a parking lot near Manokeek Village Center in the 7000 block of Berry Road, where they found two men with gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

The victims were 48-year-old Sheldon Proctor of Waldorf and 55-year-old Patrick Savoy of Charlotte Hall, Maryland, police said Friday. Friends and relatives said they shared a love of classic cars.

Proctor's sister, Tammala Swan, described her brother as the "nicest guy" with the "prettiest smile." Proctor, who was a car aficionado, was previously paralyzed from the chest down, Swan said. At the scene early Friday, she shared her grief with News4.

“My brother, my baby brother, he was already handicapped, and he was probably trying to get away but couldn’t ‘cause he was paralyzed from the chest down,” Swan said. “They just shot him for no reason.”

She wants people with information to come forward. Police have asked anyone with photos or videos of the shooting to contact them.

“If you saw something, please say something. Innocent lives are gone for nothing. The crime and killing and shooting and everything else has got to stop,” Swan said.

Proctor's father, Buck Proctor, proudly showed a picture of a classic car his son worked on with Savoy.

“I’m come up here to find out what people know or what they are going to do and catch the people that done it,” he said.

A third victim with a gunshot wound drove himself to a hospital and is stable, police said. His injuries were not life-threatening, they said.

Both police and eyewitnesses say the parking lot was packed Thursday night, with hundreds of cars and hundreds of people. Some of the car meetup attendees stayed on the scene for hours. They told News4 that the car meetup happens every week; people go for camaraderie, conversations and even to clean their cars.

Several Accokeek residents who live nearby who said that although this may have started years ago as a small group of folks and their classic cars, it's evolved more into a "party-like" atmosphere.

Abandoned cups, papers, coolers and camp chairs were seen in the parking lot on Friday morning, along with Proctor's mobility scooter, which his family picked up Friday.

Police were planning to check security camera footage from the stores nearby.

Detectives are working to determine a motive and suspect or suspects. They're asking for anyone with information to call authorities at 301-516-2512. Those wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers online at, use the P3 Tips app or call 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). There is a 425,000 reward for information that helps solve the case.

“Give yourself up,” Buck Proctor said. “We know somebody in this area where we live know them.”

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