Hyattsville community shaken after deadly shooting near apartment complex

A community in Hyattsville is on edge after a man was gunned down Wednesday evening just a few steps away from an apartment building. 

Corporal Unique Jones with the Prince George's County Police Department said that after receiving a call reporting the shooting, officers arrived in the 5400 block of Newton Street just before 7:30 p.m. and found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Authorities pronounced the man – identified by police as 28-year-old Brandon Iziah Green – dead at the scene. 

FOX 5 noticed the department's Forensic Services Division combing the area for clues and officers marking shell casings left on the street with orange cones.  

A man who lives in the neighborhood told FOX 5 he was throwing out garbage, and walking his dog when he heard the shots fired. 

"All of a sudden, I heard about four–five shots followed by about 10 consecutive shots," he recalled. "I kind of thought to myself, because we normalize this, that this is not gunshots. I decided to take a run for it. Came outside and saw a car coming down. A few minutes later, I found out that somebody is dead."

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"This is outrageous," the man continued. "Over time, our neighborhood has become unsafe to live in."

Detectives are still trying to identify who shot Mr. Green and why. They are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

If anyone has any information, police are asking you to give them a call at 1-866-411-TIPS or submit your tip using the P3 Tips app.