3 men taken to hospital after being shot on Route 50 in Prince George's County
CHEVERLY, Md. (ABC7) —
The eastbound lanes of Route 50 in Cheverly were shut down for evening rush hour Thursday after three men were shot in a car that was hit by more than 13 bullets.
Prince George’s County Police say the car was hit while traveling just east of the D.C.-Maryland line on Route 50.
ABC7 News counted 13 bullet holes on the outside of the car, and police say there were actually more shots fired than that because the windows were shot out as well.
Although all three men inside the car were struck by bullets, police say none of their injuries are life-threatening.
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The shooting happened around 3 p.m. Thursday and the resulting investigation wreaked havoc on traffic not just on Rt. 50 but also on DC I-295 and other less major roads.
Not only were the eastbound lanes of 50 shut down, but westbound 50 was also affected.
Police say they don’t believe the shooting of the car was random, and they don’t believe it was road rage.
Thursday night they had not put out any information on possible suspects.
They say they spoke with some witnesses and are asking more to come forward.
Police also say they want anyone driving in the area at the time of the shooting to check their car to see if it was hit as well.