Six-Year-Old Girl Shot Inside Her Home by Random Gunfire in Fort Washington

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FORT WASHINGTON, MD – Gunshots rang out Monday night in Fort Washington and as a result, a six-year-old girl and an adult male were both struck by gunfire.

The Prince George’s Police Department’s Fort Washington Division VII investigators are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday evening in Fort Washington. A six-year-old girl and an adult male were struck by the gunfire. 

According to police, at approximately 8:55 pm, officers received a 911 call for two gunshot victims who were being driven to a hospital in a private vehicle to be treated for gunshot wounds. 

“The preliminary investigation revealed that the victims had been shot at a home in the . Detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation,” police reported. “The adult male and the juvenile victim remain in the hospital in critical condition. Suspect(s) and motive for the shooting remain under investigation. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random shooting. The young girl was not an intended target.”