Young Mother Hospitalized; Toddler Shot And Died In Maryland: Know More Here

According to authorities, a 3-year-old child was fatally shot at an apartment block in Maryland, while his young mother suffered serious injuries.

Young Mother Hospitalized; Toddler Shot And Died In Maryland: Know More Here

The incident happened on Thursday at approximately 5:35 p.m. in the vicinity of the Bedford Station Apartments in Langley Park, Maryland, the Prince George’s County Police Department reported to FOX 5.

At a press conference, Vernon Hale III, the assistant police chief for Prince George’s County, stated that officers were called to the location after hearing gunfire nearby.

They discovered a mother and a boy who had both been shot when they got there.

The youngster was taken to Children’s National Hospital by paramedics who arrived shortly after, where they declared him dead.

The woman was sent to a hospital in Washington, D.C., and now has non-life-threatening injuries. Her condition is stable.

Hale went on to say that the department is making every effort to identify the perpetrators of the crime.

“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.”

If members of the public have any information on the suspected homicide, they are urged by the assistant police chief to contact the police right away.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and those around this community who had to witness this,” Hale said. “Somebody in this community knows who did this. I’m asking every one of you to contact your friends and family. This isn’t about snitching, this is about justice for victims.”

A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered by the agency for information that results in an arrest and conviction.

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