Prince George's County double-fatal shooting victims identified

Two men who were shot to death in Prince George's County on Wednesday have been identified by authorities.

The Prince George's County Police Department said 23-year-old Jonathan Contreras of Bowie and 24-year-old Varney Batener Jr. of Hyattsville were shot to death in the town of Bladensburg.

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Detectives said the shooting occurred in the 5000 block of 57th Avenue at about 5 p.m.

Contreras and Batener Jr. were found outside suffering from gunshot wounds and were taken to the hospital where they both died a short time later, according to police.

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According to Bladensburg Police, there was only one homicide in their city in 2018.

Detectives are working to establish a motive and identify a suspect at this time.

If you have any information that could aid detectives in their investigation, you're urged to call (301) 772-4925.