By CBS Baltimore Staff

LANDOVER, Md. (WJZ) — Prince George’s County Police said an eight-year-old boy has died after being shot earlier tonight in Landover.

Officials said they responded to the 1600 block of Brightseat Road around 8:20 p.m. On the scene, officers found a young child suffering from a gunshot wound.

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The child was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officials said the victim later died at the hospital.

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Preliminary reports state that the suspect shot into multiple apartments before striking the eight-year-old.

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CBS Baltimore Staff