The Prince George’s County Homicide Unit is working to identify the persons involved in a shooting that left two people dead early Thursday.
At 12:55 am, City of District Heights officers and Prince George’s County police officers responded to a call for sounds of gunshots in the 6600 block of Atwood Street in District Heights.
Once on scene, officers discovered two adult males lying on the street of an apartment complex parking lot both suffering from gunshot wounds. Both men were pronounced dead on the scene. The victims were 34 year old Phillip Michael of 13th street in Southeast DC and 31 year old Kenneth Edmonds of Atwood Street in District Heights. Preliminary investigation reveals there were two groups of people outside having a verbal altercation when several gunshots erupted.
The Prince George’s County Police Department investigates all homicides within the City of District Heights.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the PGPD 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.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.