Gun violence

Man found shot to death in Oxon Hill store

The victim was found inside High Point Grocery & Tobacco, on Wheeler Road along the D.C.-Maryland line

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A man was found shot to death inside a convenience store in Oxon Hill, Maryland, early Tuesday, authorities said.

The man was found inside High Point Grocery & Tobacco in the 4400 block of Wheeler Road, in a small strip mall near the D.C.-Maryland line. Prince George’s County police officers responded at about 4:40 a.m., and the victim was pronounced dead.

Deangelo Washington, of D.C., was the victim, police said in an update. He was 27.

According to the initial investigation, Washington was working in the store when he was shot.

“Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime,” police said in a brief statement. Police said they're working to establish a suspect and motive.

The manager of the store said it was closed at the time and the victim may have let the suspects inside. He said the shooting had nothing to do with the store but declined to say if the man worked there. The manager declined to put News4 in touch with the store's owner.

A dispatch call said police were seeking two suspects who made their escape in a red Honda Civic. Police are seeking two people caught on video plus a third person. Anyone with potentially relevant information is asked to contact police.

A clerk at a nearby business said anyone who works nearby worries about becoming the victim of a crime.

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story.

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