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Man killed, child injured in shooting outside Potomac High School in Maryland

Christopher Mozee, of District Heights, was killed and a 5-year-old was wounded Saturday in Oxon Hill

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A man died and a child was hurt in a shooting Saturday morning outside Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland, police say.

The shooter opened fire at a charity football game held on school grounds.

“An individual lost his life here today. Senseless violence today at a football game. Lost his life. A 5-year-old is in the hospital right now, receiving treatment,” Chief of Police Malik Aziz told reporters.

Christopher Mozee, of District Heights, was the man who died, Prince George’s County police said in an update. He was 33.

The gunfire erupted just after 11 a.m. at a fundraiser for a well-known community member with cancer.

Mozee and the child were both rushed to hospitals. Mozee was pronounced dead. The child has injuries that police described as non-life-threatening.

Police did not say whether Mozee and the child are related.

No information on a suspect or possible motived was immediately released.

“We expect to apprehend a suspect in pretty short order,” Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said.

She offered her condolences to the family of the man who died, calling it a “really sad and tragic day for our community,” especially on Father’s Day weekend.

Event organizers said in a statement: “No matter what we do, no matter the reason why we come out, even with kids, the knuckleheads always come out to cause trouble. I don’t know what else we can do other than to have armed police officers at these type of events.”

News4 asked at a press conference if there was a police officer at the event. There was a security guard but not an officer because the event wasn't school-sponsored.

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story.

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