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Prince George's County Police Search for Gunman in Fatal Mall Shooting

"It's just hard right now for me to try and process all of this and get some understanding for what went wrong," DaQuan Dockery's mother said

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Police are searching for a gunman after a man was shot and killed inside a mall in Hyattsville on Friday.

DaQuan Dockery, 22, was shot and killed inside the Mall at Prince George's about 6:30 p.m.

Dockery's mother, Elizabeth Dockery, told News4 she last saw her 22-year-old son Friday morning. He was leaving to enjoy two days off from his job at Sweetgreen.

"He always told me that he loved me. Like always, that was a routine thing that we do," she said.

A fatal shooting at The Mall at Prince George's created chaos and confusion Friday evening. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

The gunman and two other men took off after the shooting, police said.

According to the Hyattsville police chief, a Prince George's County police officer who happened to be inside the mall at the time tried performing life-saving measures on DaQuan, but he could not save him.

DaQuan died inside a clothing store.

Police are working on leads in the case and DaQuan's mother wants answers too.

"It's just hard right now for me to try and process all of this and get some understanding for what went wrong," Elizabeth Dockery said.

DaQuan, a graduate of Woodson High School, leaves behind two older brothers, a younger sister and his mother.

"I pray for my kids. They may not know that I pray for them, but I pray for them each and every day to and from their journey, wherever they may travel," the victim's mother said.

Hyattsville police have stepped up patrols inside and outside the mall.

Police are reviewing evidence and talking to witnesses to try and figure out who is responsible. They are asking anyone with information to give them a call.

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