Shooting at youth football game leaves 1 man dead, child injured

GLASSMANOR, MD – A man lost his life and a 5-year-old child was injured during a shooting at a youth football game fundraiser in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The devastating aftermath of the shooting was confirmed by reports from the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD). The event was being held at Potomac High School when the incident occurred at around 11:20 a.m.

According to Police Chief Malik Aziz, a verbal altercation between two spectators escalated, leading to one of them pulling out a gun. The man fired, hitting the other and a 5-year-old child who was struck by a stray bullet. Although both victims were immediately transported to nearby hospitals, the adult male later succumbed to his injuries. The child’s injuries were not life-threatening.

The Chief stressed that the shooting incident had no relevance to the ongoing sports games and fundraiser. Speaking at the scene of the tragedy, State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy and County Executive Angela Alsobrooks emphasized the necessity of getting guns off the streets to prevent violent incidents like this.

Alsobrooks said that disputes that might have previously resulted in physical altercations now often escalate into tragedy due to the preponderance of guns and their easy accessibility. Braveboy pledged to bring the shooter to justice, calling the incident and its likely long-lasting impact on the family members present at the games “absolutely tragic.”

Chief Aziz made a plea for anyone who might have relevant information about the suspect to come forward, affirming their collaboration with the FBI and ATF on this investigation. He expressed optimism about an imminent apprehension of the suspect, stating that they did not want such violence occurring in their schools.