WASHINGTON — Police are searching for the gunman in a fatal domestic-related shooting at a Prince George’s County high school Thursday afternoon.
According to Prince George’s County police, 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil, of Adelphi, followed his estranged wife, 44-year-old Gladys Tordil, onto High Point High School property in Beltsville, Maryland around 4:40 p.m.
Police say Gladys Tordil had come to pick up her children who attend the high school.
Eulalio Tordil got out of his car and confronted Gladys as she sat in her SUV. The two then started fighting, according to police.
A male bystander who witnessed the interaction tried to intervene when Eulalio Tordil shot him, striking him in the shoulder, said Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski.
Police say Eulalio Tordil then shot Gladys multiple times. She died from her injuries.
Eulalio Tordil fled the scene in a passenger vehicle and is still at large, Stawinski said. Police say he is an employee of the Federal Protective Service.
The bystander who intervened was taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
No students were involved in the shooting, which Stawinski called a “sad, sad event.”
The shooting was not an active-shooter situation at any point, Stawinski added.
In addition to several witnesses at the school, the incident was captured on videotape. Detectives are reviewing the tape to investigate the case.
“There are a number of witnesses who were present … and were in a transition from the school day into the afternoon activities. So there were adult witnesses, we believe some children may have seen portions of this,” Stawinski said.
Prince George’s County Schools CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell students at the school were secured at time of the shooting and were later released to their parents.
“The entire Prince George’s County Public Schools family is devastated at the loss of life in today’s shooting at High Point High School,” the system said in a statement. “Our law enforcement officials are investigating on site to determine the facts, so all questions should be directed to law enforcement at this time. None of the PGCPS students were harmed. PGCPS will make crisis counselors available to provide support for any students distressed by this incident.”
Maxwell said school will start on time Friday and a crisis team will be there for students or staff who need support.
Anyone with information on where police can locate Eulalio Tordil is asked to call 911.