3 men shot in separate incidents in Prince George’s and D.C.

Two people were shot Tuesday night in the Kent area of Prince George’s County and a third person was shot in the District about two miles away less than an hour later, authorities said.

In the first incident, Prince George’s County police got a call from a man at Sheriff Road and Village Green Drive who said he was shot about 8:15 p.m., said Cpl. Mike Rodriguez, a spokesman. A short while later, police found another male who was shot near that location, officials said.

Both victims were taken to a hospital, but police officials did not immediately release their conditions. Investigators were trying to determine where the men were shot and whether they were shooting at each other, officials said.

About 9 p.m., D.C. police were called to 48th Street and Minnesota Avenue NE and found a man who had been shot, but he was conscious and breathing, said Officer Hugh Carew, a D.C. police spokesman. The victim was taken to a hospital, but his condition could not be immediately learned.

It was not immediately known whether the incidents were connected.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.

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