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PGCPS Teenager in critical condition after shooting in Lanham

image.pngLANHAM – A 17-year-old teenager is in critical condition after he was shot Monday morning while he was standing near a bus stop on Greenbelt Road near DuVal High School.

Around 8:30 a.m., fire and police units from the Prince George’s County Fire Department responded to the 9900 block of Greenbelt Road for a shooting, said Mark Brady, spokesperson for the county fire department.

The teenager was quickly transported to a trauma center in the county suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body. Paramedics said the victim went into cardiac arrest during the transport, but they were able to revive him. He remains in critical condition.

Several schools in the area, including DuVal High School, Robert Goddard Montessori, Katherine T. Reed and Magnolia Elementary Schools, were placed on lockdown during the investigation. The lockdown was lifted around 11:30 a.m.

Police says they believe the shooting was not random and are searching for two suspects.

Officials are seeking help from the community. If anyone has information regarding the incident, they are asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301)-772-4925.

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Give Arne a #whatif on Twitter Right Now

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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan invited readers on Twitter to think about “what if” and he is getting a whole lot of “what ifs” from teachers and parents.

Go to hashtag #whatif and see what others are saying, then post your own “what if.”

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