Student at Maryland’s DuVal High School is shot dead as police hunt for suspected killer
- Prince George’s County Police Department confirmed the girl’s death
- The shooting happened near Palamar Drive and Woodstream Drive in Lanham
- Multiple schools have gone into lockdown over the shooting
A female high school student has died following a shooting in Maryland and at least two schools in the vicinity were on lockdown as police investigated the scene.
Police officials confirmed the girl was a student at DuVal High School in Lanham, Maryland. She was found with a gunshot wound and taken to a hospital where she later died.
‘It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the tragic loss of a DuVal High School student,’ the school district said in a news release shortly after police announced the girl’s death.
The student’s name and age have not yet been released to the public.
Prince George’s County Police Department locked down DuVal and Lathan, another nearby school, for nearly two hours
A young girl has suffered ‘critical injuries’ following a shooting in Maryland and at least two schools in the vicinity are on lockdown
Prince George’s County Police Department said cops are at the scene near Palamar Drive and Woodstream Drive in Lanham on the outskirts of Washington DC
Cops have said two schools in the area are in lockdown – DuVal High School (pictured) and Robert Goddard MS
The lockdowns were lifted at DuVal and Robert Goddard Middle School around 5:15 p.m.
Prince George’s County police said this is an active investigation.
It remains unclear what led to the shooting or if the suspect is in custody but officers told WJLA it began in a fight between two groups that led to a gunshot.
Police said they are not yet sure if the girl was involved in the dispute.
‘Detectives are on scene working to establish suspect(s) and a motive in this case,’ they said in a statement.
The school district announced that ‘grief counselors and mental health professionals will be on campus tomorrow to support students and staff as they cope with this loss.’
‘Prince George’s County Public Schools extends our thoughts and deepest condolences to the student’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.’
Source: Read Full Article