The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting in Forestville early this morning. The victim is 49-year-old Joanne Woods of Mason Street in District Heights. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random act. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.
At about 1:25 am, patrol officers were called to the 6600 block of Hil Mar Drive for a shooting. When they arrived, they found Woods outside suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on the scene. Four additional victims were also shot. Two remain in the hospital. The other two victims have been released from the hospital. None of their injuries appear life-threatening.
The preliminary investigation reveals the victims were standing outside when they were shot by a suspect who was in a car. That car then sped from the area.
Anyone with information on this fatal shooting is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.