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3 teens shot after leaving birthday party in Capitol Heights

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CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. -

Three teenagers were shot and wounded after leaving a birthday party early Sunday morning in Capitol Heights.

Prince George's County police say the three had been at a place called Seize The Dance and were walking together when a gunman opened fire.

So far, no arrests have been made and investigators are focusing on a motive that had nothing to do with the party.

Prince George's County police say the three teens had been at a party hosted by a Charles H. Flowers High School student and had walked about a quarter of a mile away from where it was being held when the shots were fired.

Police initially said all three were students at the school, but investigators have determined only one of the wounded teens attends the school.

Seize The Dance is located in an industrial complex on Hampton Overlook Drive -- tucked back in a corner within sight of the beltway.

Just after midnight Saturday, police say the teens had left the party and were shot near the intersection with Hampton Park Boulevard.

"Investigators know that or believe that it could be a neighborhood beef going on, but we don't think anything happened inside the club as of right now," said Officer Harry Bond with Prince George’s County Police.

Although police are calling Seize The Dance a club, the owner took offense to the description.

On Twitter, @SeizeTheDance wrote: “@DMVFollowers NOT a nightclub. It's my performing arts gym that was mislead into having a gogo and outside violence has now tainted my dream!”

The establishment’s Twitter page says Seize The Dance was founded by BET’s first winner of “Born To Dance,” Laurieann Gibson.

On the ground outside the front door, we found a flyer advertising an “End of the School Year Bounce” to be held on June 8 with several live bands.

On Hampton Overlook where the shooting took place, a surveillance camera mounted on a business nearby appears to be aimed in the vicinity of where the shots were fired, but it is unclear if police were able to obtain any footage.

"As of right now, the investigators are withholding information (about the gunman’s description) to develop more leads," said Officer Bond.

It is unclear what neighborhood investigators may be focusing on, but as of Monday afternoon, when we visited the complex, a marked patrol car came through for a look.

Police described the teens hit by the gunfire as all males, two adults and a juvenile.


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