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Elementary School Students Witness Shooting at School Bus Stop

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    Police in Prince George's County search for a man who they say shot a woman at a school bus stop in Oxon Hill as a group of 15 elementary school students waited to catch the bus. News4's Pat Collins reports. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017)

    A man shot a woman in front of 15 elementary school students waiting to catch a school bus at a bus stop in Maryland Tuesday morning.

    A woman in her 30s was waiting with her three children about 7 a.m. at Winthrop and Chester streets in Oxon Hill when a man jumped out of the bushes and tried to grab one of her girls, witnesses said. An argument escalated into a fight and then shots were fired.

    The woman fell to the ground, and the shooter ran.

    "It's really sad kids have to deal with that," said Keith Grant, whose daughter witnessed it. "Kids were running everywhere."

    Forest Heights Elementary School got police protection and counselors to console the students Tuesday.

    "A number of them were shaken up by the incident, which is understandable, but they're all doing pretty well," said Raven Hill of Prince George's County Public Schools. "Psychologists and counselors have been with them all day."

    Police are looking for 42-year-old Roland Eugene Simms. They consider him armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him should not approach him but call 911.

    The victim is recovering in a hospital.