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Several people shot at University of Maryland hotel party, police searching for persons of interest

Police say seven people were shot at the hotel party.
Credit: Prince George's County Police Department
Police searching for persons of interest in UMD hotel shooting

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland and Prince George's County police forces are looking for two persons of interest linked to the shooting of multiple people at The Hotel at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. on Halloween night.

The incident happened around 11:05 pm at a party that was taking place in one hotel room at the University of Maryland hotel located in the 7700 block of Baltimore Avenue.

Police said seven people were shot. Five of the injured have since been released from the hospital. The two victims who remain hospitalized suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Detectives combed through witnesses, evidence and surveillance video to identify the two persons of interest.

UMD police said one of the suspects is a Black man who had a handgun, wore a black jacket that is puffy and carried a black shoulder type of bag with the writing, "super drive" on the side.  

The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

Police are not sure which direction the suspect left after leaving the hotel.

The Prince George's County Police Department will take the lead in this case, according to the University of Maryland police in a statement.

Credit: Prince George's County Police Department
Police searching for persons of interest in UMD hotel shooting

Investigators said they would like to talk to anyone with information critical to this case. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call 301-699-2601. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS, or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device. Please refer to case 20-0051097.

   

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