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CAMP SPRINGS, Md. (WJZ) — Another tragic shooting. Two people are dead, including a three-year-old little girl, after she’s caught in the middle of gunfire between her own father and police.

It happened early Saturday morning in Prince George’s County.

Rick Ritter has details.

It’s the third three-year-old little girl killed in Maryland this month and the second in Prince George’s County this week alone.

Another senseless killing, another child gone far too soon. Saturday morning, police responded to to the report of a double shooting along the 4200 block of Farmers Place in Camp Springs.

“Multiple people called 911 about a shooting at that location,” said Lt. Bill Alexander, Prince George’s County Police.

There, they found a little girl’s maternal grandfather and great-grandmother with gunshot wounds–believed to be shot by the suspect.

Neighbors watched one of the victims drop right in the driveway.

“He was laying on the ground on his stomach. Crouched down on his stomach. I didn’t know what happened,” one neighbor said.

Police say the suspect took the child and fled in a Nissan Ultima, leading police on a high-speed chase.

“The pursuit continued, as you can see behind me, to Branch Avenue,” Alexander said.

He exchanged gunfire with police two different times along Branch Avenue. The second time police fired back, killing the suspect.

But inside the gunman’s car, there was a heart-wrenching discovery.

“There’s a small child in the vehicle we believe to be his biological daughter of the suspect, but we’re still trying to confirm,” said Alexander. “That young child was also struck some time during the encounter. We don’t know when, we don’t know by who.”

It’s the third three-year-old girl killed in Maryland this month alone.

On August 1, McKenzie Elliott was killed in a drive-by shooting while playing on her front porch in Baltimore.

Last Sunday, Knijah Bibb was killed while playing in her bedroom in Prince George’s County.

Now a third child Saturday morning is ripping at parents’ hearts across the entire state.

Both victims remain in critical condition. None of the victims or suspect have been identified.

Officials say five Prince George’s County officers and one Maryland state trooper fired shots at Turner. No officers were injured in the shooting.

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