14-year-old shot, critically wounded in East Riverdale

Prince George's County police are searching for the person who shot a 14-year-old boy in East Riverdale Tuesday evening. 

According to police, the shooting happened just before 6:30 p.m. in the 6000 block of 66th Avenue near Riverdale Road.

FOX 5 has learned the teen was at the laundromat with his mom when the gunshots were fired. 

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Police say two males walked up near the parking lot and started firing more than two dozen shots. 

The 14-year-old boy was hit twice in the legs by bullets. 

Authorities don't believe the 14-year-old was the intended target. Before officers were called to the scene, some good Samaritans helped apply pressure on the teen's gunshot wounds. Authorities believe that their help, along with the officers rendering first aid, saved his life. 

The child was critically wounded and is currently in stable condition at an area hospital.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call 301-699-2601 or submit an anonymous tip by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment of the person or people responsible.

This is a developing story. Check back with FOX 5 for updates.