HILLCREST HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old boy has inadvertently shot his 4-year-old neighborhood while playing at a playground in Prince George’s County.
Police spokesman Cpl. Mike Rodriguez says officers were called to a shooting Thursday afternoon at an apartment complex on 23rd Parkway in Hillcrest Heights, where they found the 4-year-old with a gunshot wound. The boy, who was shot in the back, was taken to a hospital. Authorities say he is expected to survive.READ MORE: Suspicious Death Of Woman Sparks Investigation In Frederick County
Police say the 5-year-old shooter became scared by what had happened and hid the gun in his family’s apartment.READ MORE: Boy, 15, Missing From Parkville Since Friday, Baltimore County Police Say
Authorities are trying to determine who owns the gun and where it came from.
Rodriguez did not identify either boy.MORE NEWS: Maryland Environmental Officials Issue Emergency Order For Potomac River Following Sewage Overflow
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