CAMP SPRINGS, Md. (AP/WJZ) — A Maryland police chief says seven adults were injured when shots were fired at a child’s birthday party a few miles southeast of the nation’s capital.
Prince George’s County police Cpl. Nicholas Clayton tells The Associated Press that the shooting occurred Saturday night near the Camp Springs and Morningside areas.
Police Chief Hank Stawinski said at a press conference that around 12 people were at a 2-year-old’s birthday party when an individual fired shots into the gathering.
Police say three of the seven people shot are critically injured, but Stawinski said they’re expected to survive. All seven are between the ages of 18 and 20.
The chief didn’t release information about the suspect, who is still at large. He says there may have been words exchanged before the shooting.
Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted following the shooting, saying “Enough is enough,”
We have reached out to offer our full support to the Prince George's County Police Department and County Executive Alsobrooks in response to this horrific shooting.https://t.co/PpaOPou7G4
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) August 25, 2019
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