CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. — A 15-year-old is dead, and three people, including another 15-year-old, were wounded after a shooting at a 7-Eleven in Capitol Heights Saturday night, according to police.
Officers with the Prince George's County Police Department responded to the convenience store, located on Ritchie Road and nearby Ritchie Spur Road, before 8 p.m. after a report of the shooting that happened inside the store.
Police said four people were located at the scene suffering from trauma to the body. All of the victims were transported to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries.
At the scene, multiple bullet holes could be seen on the windows of the store.
The victim, later identified as 15-year-old De’Andre Johnson of Washington, DC, was pronounced dead, a short time later.
Another 15-year-old boy was shot, police said, remains hospitalized in critical condition. Two adults were also shot. One of the victims was treated and has since been released from the hospital.
According to police, the second victim was a store employee and is in stable condition with injuries that appear to be non-life-threatening.
The preliminary investigation revealed two suspects were walking into the 7-11 store and began to open fire before fleeing the scene.
Police say the shooting did not appear to be a robbery attempt or a random incident. Investigators are looking into whether any of the victims in the store were targeted by the suspects.
The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call detectives at 301-516-2512.
This is a developing story. WUSA9 is working to confirm additional details. Stay with WUSA9 for the latest updates as they come in to our newsroom.
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