Adult killed, child injured in shooting during football game at Maryland high school: Police

Police continue searching for a suspect who fled the scene after opening fire at a Maryland high school football game on Saturday morning, which left a man in the bleachers dead and a child wounded.

The incident took place outside Potomac High School in Oxon Hill around 11:20 a.m., Prince George's County Police said in a statement posted on X, formerly Twitter.

PHOTO: Law enforcement officials are on the scene of a shooting near Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on June 15, 2024. (WJLA)
PHOTO: Law enforcement officials are on the scene of a shooting near Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on June 15, 2024. (WJLA)

Officers found the unidentified adult man "suffering from a gunshot wound(s)" and rushed him to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the PGCPD.

A 5-year-old child was also wounded in the incident, police said.

"The child was driven to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries," the PGCPD said in a statement.

PHOTO: Law enforcement officials are on the scene of a shooting near Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on June 15, 2024. (WJLA)
PHOTO: Law enforcement officials are on the scene of a shooting near Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on June 15, 2024. (WJLA)

Police said that the shooting stemmed from an argument during the event, which was a non-profit fundraiser and not sponsored by the school.

The investigation is ongoing. Investigators asked anyone with information about the incident to call 1-866-411-TIPS.

Adult killed, child injured in shooting during football game at Maryland high school: Police originally appeared on abcnews.go.com

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