Three shot, one dead in Hyattsville shooting

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A 19-year-old Hyattsville man is dead following a shooting on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, in the 100 block of Colony Road in Piney Branch.
A 19-year-old Hyattsville man is dead following a shooting on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, in the 100 block of Colony Road in Piney Branch.

HYATTSVILLE, MD – A 19-year-old man was shot and killed, and two others were injured in a shooting that took place early Wednesday morning in Hyattsville.

According to police, officers responded to a shooting call on in the 100 block of Colony Road in Piney Branch at around 3:48 am.

Officer responding to the scene located three adult males suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Two of the victims were taken to local hospitals for treatment. They are both listed in serious but stable condition.

A third victim, identified as Willians Anderson Alberto Cruz, was found dead, lying in a patch of woods nearby with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A fourth male victim was located uninjured at the scene.

“The preliminary investigation by detectives has determined that the victims were at the location when they were approached by an unknown number of suspects who began to shoot at the victims,” Montgomery County Police Department detectives said today.

No arrests have been made. This is an active and ongoing investigation.

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