Friday, January 13, 2017

PGPD Investigating Non-Fatal Shooting

Around 12:00 pm today, Prince George's County Police received a call for a shooting.

The preliminary investigation reveals a group of Suitland High School students walked off school property. When the group arrived at an adjacent apartment complex, there was an argument. During the argument, one of the students pulled out a handgun and fired multiple times. One round struck a student in the leg. It appears to be a non-life threatening injury. The wounded student was helped back to school property where a school administrator was flagged down. The administrator immediately notified a school resource officer who in turn requested assistance from our officers. Our detectives and officers arrived on scene and placed Suitland High school on lockdown out of an abundance of caution. Once officers cleared the school and determined the property and students were safe, the lockdown was lifted.  

Detectives believe the shooter left the area and an active search is underway. 

During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that one of the rounds fired off property did travel through an upper window of an annex building on Suitland High School property. That round traveled about 12 inches into the room at a high angle and lodged in the ceiling. There was a teacher and a student inside the classroom at the time.  No one was injured.  

There was never an active shooter situation inside the school property.  

Anyone with information in the case please call detectives at 301-772-4910. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.

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