14-Year-Old Boy Was Not Intended Target in Riverdale Shooting

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RIVERDALE, MD – A 14-year-old who was shot in both legs and recovering from serious injuries in the hospital was not the intended target in a shooting that took place at a Riverdale Laundromat Tuesday night.

According to the Prince George’s County Police Department at approximately 6:25 pm, officers responded to the 6000 block of 66th Avenue for a shooting. The victim was outside suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his legs. Good Samaritans had applied pressure to his wounds before officers arrived. The officers then placed a tourniquet on the victim until medical personnel arrived on the scene.

“The preliminary investigation revealed the victim and his mother had just exited a laundromat when two suspects opened fire in their direction. The suspects then fled the area,” police said,