Police investigate shooting in Riverdale

February 9, 2012

A male was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday night in the Riverdale area, Prince George’s County police said.

Officers were called to the 6400 block of 61st Place and found the victim about 10:15 p.m., said Cpl. Mike Rodriguez, a police spokesman. The victim was taken to a hospital with potentially life threatening wounds, Rodriguez said.

Police were investigating what prompted the gunfire.

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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