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Man dead after shooting in food court of the Mall at Prince George's

No suspect information has been released. There is no word on what may have caused the shooting.

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. — A man was shot and killed at the Mall at Prince George's Thursday afternoon. 

Police reported the shooting around 4 p.m. at 3500 East-West Hwy in Hyattsville, Maryland. 

In a press conference following the shooting, police said the shooting happened in the food court of the mall. When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. That man died from his injuries. 

Police have not identified the man, saying they want to respect the victim's family. 

“I come to our city angry and disappointed that a man lost his life today in our mall," said Hyattsville Police Chief Jarod Towers."

No suspect information has been released but officials say detectives are working to identify any possible suspect(s). There is no word on what may have caused the shooting, however, police do not think the shooting was a random act. 

According to Hyattsville Police, there is no active threat at the mall at this time, but it will remain closed for the day.

Officers said others were also injured while people were trying to run out of the mall. 

One of those people was 77-year-old Victoria Edusei.

Her cane was knocked from her hands as people tried to evacuate out of the food court. She fell to the ground and cut her face.

Luckily, a good Samaritan came to her aid.

“I told him he couldn’t lift me up, so he said ‘I’ll stay with you’," Edusei said. "And, I said, ‘what if the person wants to kill me, he will kill you too’ and he said ‘I’ll do whatever I can’."

Metro trains were single tracking at the Prince George's Plaza station while MTPD assisted with the investigation. 

This is the second homicide reported at the Mall at Prince George's this year. According to Prince George's County Police, 22-year-old Daquan Dockery was killed in a shooting at the shopping mall in March. Detectives at the time said they did not believe Dockery's death was a random crime. 

"The mall has had two homicides this year," Towers said "The mall has been aggressively stepping up security efforts. We have a strong partnership here with mall security and mall management. The mall security has ensured that they are staffed fully."

Anyone with information is asked to call PGCrimeSolvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or submit tips anonymously using the P3 Tips app.

Police have not released any additional information about this incident. This is an ongoing investigation and WUSA9 will provide updates as information becomes available.

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