Hyattsville shooting leaves 2 men dead

August 01, 2005|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Prince George's County police are investigating a weekend shooting in Hyattsville that left two men dead.

Officers responding to a call about the sound of gunshots in the 5300 block of Quincy St. at 11:11 p.m. Saturday arrived to find two men with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Cpl. Kim Brown.

Jose Martin Fernandez, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim, taken to Prince George's Hospital, died at 2:05 a.m. yesterday, Brown said. His identity was withheld pending notification of relatives.

"We don't have a motive at this time," Brown said. "We know the individuals were outside in that block when they were approached by several black males who displayed firearms, discharged them and fled in an unknown direction."

Prince George's has been experiencing a sharp spike in violent crime in recent months.

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