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  • Updated: February 09, 2024

US: Three-year-old boy shot, mother severely injured in Maryland

US: Three-year-old boy shot, mother severely injured in Mary

A tragic incident struck the Langley Park neighbourhood in Maryland, US as a three-year-old boy was fatally shot and his mother severely injured at the Bedford Station Apartments.

The Prince George’s County Police Department responded to the distressing scene, confirming the devastating occurrence.

Assistant Police Chief Vernon Hale III, expressing profound dismay, conveyed that officers rushed to the location upon hearing gunfire.

Upon arrival, they discovered the mother and child both suffering from gunshot wounds. Tragically, despite efforts to save him, the young boy succumbed to his injuries at Children's National Hospital.

Meanwhile, his mother received medical care at a D.C. hospital and is currently in stable condition, albeit with non-life-threatening injuries.

“That baby did nothing to anyone. Did not deserve to die, because someone wants to come out here and play with guns," Hale said.

"Bullets come down and have real consequences. I can only pray they weren't trying to kill a child. A child is dead, a mother shot! That baby won't get to be a future PG police officer or live his best life."

Amidst a community in shock and grief, Hale affirmed the department's unwavering commitment to apprehending those responsible for this senseless act of violence.

He urged anyone with information to come forward, emphasizing the imperative of collective action towards justice.

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