A male teenager was shot multiple times in Capitol Heights, Maryland, Wednesday as children were playing nearby.
Prince George’s County police responded to a report of a shooting on Cindy Lane about 4:20 p.m.
The teen was taken to a hospital with critical injuries but is expected to survive, according to police.
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Witnesses told News4 bullets flew up and down Cindy Lane. One witness described it as five minutes of gunfire.
Just before the barrage of shots, people were out enjoying the breeze, as kids rode bicycles or gathered at an ice cream truck. After the gunfire, the ice cream truck parked on the street sped away. One child riding a bicycle fell and ran for cover.
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“Children I’m sure were traumatized, because there was an ice cream truck here doing its daily business,” witness Micah Ridley said. “Kids no older, probably, than 5 or 6 years old, or little older teenagers, just trying to buy some ice cream, enjoying being kids. They all hit the deck, started running as fast as they could into the neighborhood and the surrounding neighborhoods.”
Police are looking for a dark-colored SUV but had no further description.