TEMPLE HILLS, Md. — A search is underway for two men who allegedly shot three people at a Prince George's County mall Friday afternoon. Police released new photos Saturday showing two men, including one pointing a gun, with police cars in the background.
The shooting happened just before 1 p.m. at The Shops at Iverson, according to the Prince George's County Police Department. A man and two women were shot near the mall entrance. Two of the victims were treated and released, and a third remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition, police said Saturday.
In a press conference, Police Chief Malik Aziz said two men got into an argument with several people inside the mall. The two men then went to leave when one reportedly turned around and started shooting.
Aziz was unable to confirm whether the people injured in the shooting were involved in the argument or not. Investigators are working on gathering any video of the incident to learn more about what happened.
Two officers were working as security at the mall and a third off-duty cop was shopping when the shots were fired. The three officers were able to help the victims while they waited for paramedics to arrive.
The suspects appeared to have run away after the shooting. Officers believe the two men are still together. No lookout descriptions have been released while officers work to identify those involved.
Police continue to investigate whether the shooting was random or a targeted act. Anyone with information on this case or the identities of the suspects is urged to call 301-749-5064. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com.
This is the third reported shooting at The Shops at Iverson in less than a year.
In October 2021, 44-year-old Abinadab Flowers was killed outside the mall on Branch Avenue. Then in March 2022, officers returned to the mall after a man was injured in a shooting.
Police have not said if anyone has been arrested for the previous shootings.
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