Police: 19-Year-Old Hyattsville Man Killed in Wednesday Morning Shooting

Montgomery County Police say that a 19-year-old Hyattsville man has died after he was shot early Wednesday morning.

At approximately 3:58 a.m. Wednesday, 3rd district officers responded to the 100 block of Colony Road for a report of shots fired, MCPD said in a press release. Upon arrival, officers found three adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. Two males were taken to local hospitals in serious but stable condition.

The third male, 19-year-old Willians Anderson Alberto Cruz of Hyattsville, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in a wooded area toward the back of the 100 block of Colony Road. Although Montgomery County Police officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel immediately performed life-saving measures, Alberto Cruz was pronounced dead at the scene.

A fourth male victim was located uninjured at the scene.

Based on the preliminary investigation conducted by detectives, it has been determined that the victims were at the location when an unknown number of suspects approached them and began shooting at them.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this shooting and homicide to call MCPD’s Major Crimes Division at (240) 773-5070 or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at (866) 411-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous.

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