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Six people shot in Capitol Heights, two dead Includes a PGCPS teenager.

 

img_7086CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. – Six people were shot overnight in Capitol Heights, Maryland, and police say two of the victims have died. In addition, a man suspected to have stolen a car (Chrysler) from an open drug market in the same vicinity of the Washington DC /Prince George’s county border, drove a car at a high speed crashing into incoming traffic at around 3:15pm. At around 8:35pm on Saturday night, the police were still investigating the accident. (See photos below).

The Chrysler rotated and then hit the front end of an SUV, which had pulled from a parking space in the westbound lanes. It then flipped over onto its roof and hit a Pepco pole near the intersection of Division Avenue. The driver of this vehicle fled the scene but was apprehended a short time later.

The Honda rotated clockwise and hit two parked cars. The driver, Kim Moore, 50, of Bladensburg, Maryland, was transported to a local hospital where she later died.

Five others were injured in the accident, including two children. They all had serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The suspect is currently charged with leaving after colliding but police are still investigating to see if any other charges will be brought against the suspect.

Later, Prince George’s County police say around 2:45 am Sunday, officers were called to the 6800 block of Walker Mill Road in Capitol Heights. Once on the scene, they discovered that six people had been shot.

Reform Sasscer Movement spoke to younger men who were around the scene of the accident and they said they were students of Prince George’s county public schools (PGCPS) and were unsupervised. They told this reporter of drug problems in the area.

Two of those victims have died, and police say one of the deceased victims is a teenage boy from PGCPS.

Detectives are currently working to identify a suspect or suspects and motive for the shootings, and they’re asking for help from the public. If you have information about the shootings, please call 1-866-411-TIPS. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered.img_7091

 

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PGCPS Teen killed in off-road vehicle crash at middle school is identified

untitled2Lester Goodwine Jr a PGCPS student died suddenly after an accident.

Police have identified the Prince George’s County Public Schools teenager as Lester Goodwine Jr. who died in a Utility Terrain Vehicle crash on Saturday night at a Prince George’s County middle school. Lester Goodwine Jr. also known as LJ to his friends and family was a popular kid.

He was killed in a UTV accident on the grounds of the Stephen Decatur Community Center and Middle School, 8200 Pinewood Drive in Clinton. The teenager was riding in a Polaris UTV with two other juveniles when it crashed on the athletic field behind the center-school, according to Maryland-National Capital Park Police.

On Monday, loved ones and friends gathered at the scene of the accident. Mamou Diallo says they were at a cookout earlier that day when Goodwine left with two teenage girls in the UTV. Diallo says he was walking home when he saw the ambulance and noticed the two girls crying.

“I ran over there and saw him on the ground,” he said. “It’s hard telling your best friend to wake up and he’s not.”

Diallo says LJ was a kindhearted person who always had a smile on his face.

The other riders were uninjured, police say.

Investigators are currently studying the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the accident. They have not figured out what caused the vehicle, which resembles a cross between an All-Terrain Vehicle and a pickup truck, to crash.

A likeable kid, he was a student at Surrattsville High School in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS).  Funeral arrangements are currently underway.

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PGCPS Teen shot at Oxon Hill recreation center

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WASHINGTON — A Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) teenager was shot Thursday night at the Birchwood Community Park and Recreation Center in Oxon Hill, according to the Maryland-National Capital Park Police.

Officers were called to the recreation center around 9:15 p.m., and found the 16-year-old victim at the Oxon Hill Volunteer Fire Department, where he had gone for help.

The was shot after he encountered a group of people, whom he knew, on the grounds of the recreation center. The police say that the group spotted the boy and began following him. One of the suspects fired at the victim and hit him several times.

The teen was taken to a hospital, and is listed in good condition.

Police say they believe that a “days-old argument” between the victim and the group of suspects led to the shooting. The victim was unable to give investigators precise information about their identities.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Maryland-National Capital Park Police at 301-459-9088 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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