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Police: 1 woman dead after fatal shooting in Prince George's County

Detectives are on scene working to establish suspect(s) and a motive in this case, officials say.

RIVERDALE, Md. — Prince George’s County police are currently investigating a fatal shooting in Riverdale that has left one woman dead.

According to police, the shooting happened in the 5200 block of 56th Avenue in Riverdale just before 7 p.m. Friday evening.

Once on scene, police said they located an adult female inside of a car suffering from a gunshot wound. Police told WUSA9 the woman, later identified as 50-year-old Keya Beale of Hyattsville, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Prince George's County Police have not yet released any information regarding a suspect at this time. Detectives are on scene working to establish suspect(s) and a motive in this case.

The preliminary investigation conducted by authorities revealed that the shooting stemmed from a road rage incident. The victim was a passenger in the car that was struck, police said.

News of Friday evening's shooting comes just days after a string of shootings throughout the county. 

One man was murdered in broad daylight Tuesday in the middle of a residential street in Landover not far from FedEx Field and within a few blocks of the District Three police station.

Three other people were shot Monday night, including one man at a birthday party. One woman said she saw someone running from the scene of the Tuesday murder but she's not sure if it was the shooter or a terrified neighbor.

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A neighbor said he heard six shots just before 10 a.m. Police said the man was laying dead in the street when they arrived at Penbrook Circle. Two other people turned up at the hospital with gunshot wounds soon after — investigators still trying to determine for certain if they're connected.

"Everyday people have a gun outside," a neighbor told us, as she sheltered her children inside. "This one is very bad for the babies," she said.

RELATED: Woman killed outside her home, man killed at party in overnight shootings in Prince George's County

"Three shootings last night. Two of them unfortunately fatal. Now we're working this incident this morning," said Ofc. Thomas Lester, a spokesman for Prince George's County Police.

Crimesolvers is offering a $25,000 reward for each of the murders. He urged anyone who saw anything to call Crimesolvers or the police. If anyone has any information regarding any of these cases, please call @PGCrimeSolvers at 1-866-411-TIPS

This is a developing story that will be updated once more information becomes available. Stay with WUSA9 for the latest.

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