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Md. dance studio shuttered for alleged connection to triple shooting

Authorities in Prince George’s County have padlocked a popular Capitol Heights dance studio for allegedly hosting a Memorial Day weekend event that led to a nonfatal, triple shooting a quarter-mile away.

Seize the Dance hosts lessons in youth ballet, jazz, hip-hop and zumba at its industrial studio at 9251 Hampton Overlook. But at night, police say, owners rent out the facility for parties and did not have the required county permits for one on May 25 that preceded a nearby shooting.

A phone call and e-mail to the studio were not immediately returned Friday.

Police say three male victims of a shooting near Hampton Park Boulevard and Hampton Overlook had just left a gathering of high-school-age students at Seize the Dance. The shooting occurred just after midnight Sunday.

County police said that two adults and a juvenile were wounded and that all have been released from the hospital. Seize the Dance will remain closed pending the outcome of an appeals hearing, police said.

Aaron Davis covers D.C. government and politics for The Post and wants to hear your story about how D.C. works — or how it doesn’t.


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