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Arrest made in triple fatal shooting in Capitol Heights

A 38-year-old D.C. man is charged in the deaths of two men and a woman found shot in or near a car parked at a fire station.

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. — Three people were found dead in Capitol Heights, Maryland early Saturday morning after a shooting. A 38-year-old D.C. resident has been arrested and charged in their deaths. 

Around 3 a.m., a Prince George's County Police officer was on patrol and saw the "muzzle flashes" of a gun fired inside a car in the parking lot of the PGFD Fire Station 838 in the 5500 block of Sheriff Road. The responding officer says a suspect was seen throwing a gun as he fled the scene. 

When responding officers checked they car, they say they found three people with gunshot wounds. Two men were found inside the car, and a woman was found outside the car, according to police. All three people were pronounced dead on the scene. 

Sayyid Hayat, of NE, D.C., is charged with three counts of first and second degree murder in the deaths of 55-year-old Angela Thompson, of NE, D.C., 54-year-old Louie Woodson, also of NE, and 54-year-old Keith Lee, of no fixed address. Prince George's County Police said in a release that they believe Hayat knew all three victims and was sitting inside the car, where they were found dead, when he is alleged to have shot them. 

Police are still investigating the shooting, and have not yet determined a motive. 

"Detectives have determined the case has no connection to the Fire Station or Fire Department employees," a PGPD press release said."

Hayat is currently being held without bond at the Department of Corrections. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Prince George's County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-411-TIPS. 

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