Teen Shot in Arm in After-School Dispute

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014  |  Updated 7:38 PM EDT
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Prince George's County Bureau chief Tracee Wilkins talks with police who say they're close to an arrest after a school fight ended in a shooting.

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Prince George's County Bureau chief Tracee Wilkins talks with police who say they're close to an arrest after a school fight ended in a shooting.

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Teen Shot in Arm in After-School Dispute

A 16-year-old was shot in the arm late Monday afternoon in the Sligo Creek Trail area of Chillum, Md.
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A 16-year-old was shot in the arm late Monday afternoon in the Sligo Creek Trail area of Chillum, Md.

According to police, a group of teens got into a dispute in the 1800 block of East-West Highway around 4 p.m. Several of them were wearing masks, and at one point, four shots were fired. One struck a 16-year-old in the arm. His condition is unknown.

Police say the argument began at High Point High School and escalated after the kids got off a school bus near the park. Officials say the shooting does not appear to be gang-related. 

"It turns out the shooter possibly went to another school or wasn't in school at all because he appears to be a little older that the other students," Capt. Stanley Johnson with Maryland Capitol Park Police said.

Johnson said some of the students involved may have attended Northwestern High School in Hyattsville.

No arrests have been made in the case.

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