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Prince George’s County police are investigating the homicide of a Silver Spring man who was found dead in New Carrollton on Tuesday.

Around 4 a.m., police responded to the report of a shooting on Riverdale Road in New Carrollton and found Damato Anthony Coates, 24, of Silver Spring suffering from a gunshot wound, according to a police statement. Coates was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

Investigators have yet to establish a motive in this case, but they do not believe it was a random shooting, police said.

Police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Information and tips can be reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department’s homicide unit at 301-772-4925, or anonymously submitted to Crime Solvers at 866-411-8477.

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