18-year-old former Hammond High School wrestler killed inside car in Laurel

An 18-year-old Howard County student was killed inside a car in Laurel on Tuesday, according to police.

William Riley Jr. was shot multiple times, Laurel police said. Officers found him at Millbrook Lane and Sandy Spring Road around 7:30 p.m. while responding to a traffic accident. He was taken to Prince George’s Hospital Center, where he died.

Riley had attended Hammond High School, where he was a wrestler, Hammond wrestling coach Will Yeo said.

After interviewing several witnesses, police determined that Riley had been shot inside his car on Millbrook Lane and hit a parked car while attempting to flee. Detectives believe this to be a targeted incident but say they do not have a motive.

Police are asking anyone with more information to call 301-498-0092.

Baltimore Sun Media Group reporter Tim Schwartz contributed to this article.

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