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Two teenagers were shot in Hyattsville on Wednesday night, and Hyattsville police say they are continuing to search for suspects.

According to Hyattsville police, the three male teens, ages 15-17, were walking down the sidewalk in the 5700 block of 30th Street at 7:49 p.m. when they were approached by three males, approximately 18- to 20-years-old.

One of the suspects drew a handgun and fired at the teens, shooting one once in the side; and shooting the second teen multiple times in the face, arm and upper torso, police said.

The third teen fled the scene and was not shot. Three shots also entered a nearby home, although none of the residents were injured, police said.

The suspects fled to a brown Jeep Cherokee driven by a fourth suspect and fled the scene in the direction of Queens Chapel Road, police said.

Police said a motive for the shooting is not known at this time, and Hyattsville Police Chief Douglas Holland said no further details are available at this time.

The two victims were transported to a local hospital, according to police.

Holland said the victim shot once was expected to be released. The victim shot multiple times underwent surgery and is in critical, yet stable, condition, Holland said.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Hyattsville police at 301-985-5060.

janfenson-comeau@gazette.net