Prince George’s Co. Marks 20th Homicide This Year

LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County police say a man has been shot to death outside an elementary school in Laurel, marking the county’s 20th homicide this year.

Police spokesman Cpl. Clinton Copeland says officers were called to the Deerfield Run Elementary School and Community Center about 6:15 p.m. Thursday for reported gunfire. He says police arrived to find a person suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s name has not been released.

Police are still investigating.

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  • Skip

    What do you expect in a no gun area? Only criminals can have guns in a no gun
    area. When are the anti gun people going to learn that when you take guns from people you can only take them from law abiding citizens. Just like the liberals, when they don’t understand something, take it away from everybody.

  • josye

    It’s all about mentality.

  • Ruby Tuesday

    It’s all about the world we are now living in. No one cares about anybody except themselves and what they dont have. It’s so sad……People have turned away from God and into sin. The sin that takes lives for what?!?!?!??! I don’t know why anyone would CHOOSE to live in this area unless of course they didn’t have a choice :(

  • harrythe hammer

    The selfish self centered people of the “I want it all & I want it now” generation are too blame. Starting with video games, violent T.V. & cell phone use. these devices isolate an individual from communicating & this is partly to blame….Oh, having idiot parents who want to be the children’s friend instead of parent doesn’t help either.

  • seagul

    The comments above seem uninformed and off topic. This was a hit. It has nothing to do with guns, sin, or young people. Its a pleasant community and this is not typical of the area. Stop gang-violence now – get them out of Laurel.

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