HILLCREST HIEGHTS, Md. — Terrifying moments in Hillcrest Heights when two teenagers were shot while waiting for a bus at the Naylor Road Metro Station.
“It could have been me or one of my friends, it could have been any of us, that’s crazy,” said 13-year-old Osharra Pittman, as she waited with her friends for a bus Saturday afternoon.
According to police, a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were shot around 2:00 a.m. Saturday as they waited inside a bus shelter. The window was shattered, and the teens were rushed to the hospital, where they were last listed in stable condition.
“It’s sad, it’s really sad. It’s just so many guns out here on the street,” said George Hazeal, as he waited for a bus.
Investigators said a male suspect opened fire and left the scene on foot, but a motive was still unclear.
Busses and trains were up and running Saturday, but police tape covered the bus shelter and shards of glass covered the sidewalk.
Darshea Robb and her family were left shaking their heads and praying for the young victims.
“I feel like it’s because with the weather getting warm people feel like they can just do whatever they want,” Robb said. “You got to protect yourself and make sure your kids aren’t out here at that time.”
Police have not released any other information on the suspect, who is still on the loose, at this time. They said they are reviewing surveillance video to try and get a better idea of what led to the shooting.