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3-Year-Old Injured in Shooting at Apartment in Bowie

The child was in critical condition

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Editor’s Note (May 19, 2021, 12:10 p.m. ET): The child who was shot later died, police said. Go here for updates

A 3-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot Monday night in Bowie, Maryland, police said.

Officers responded to the shooting about 6:15 p.m. in an apartment building along Governors Bridge Road, near Crain Highway.

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The child was found in an apartment and rushed to a trauma center, police said.

No one else was injured, and there's no threat to the community, police said. No arrests were announced.

A 3-year-old boy is in the hospital after a shooting in a Prince George's County neighborhood. Police are still investigating what happened. News4's Justin Finch reports.

Bowie police said they were working to determine whether the shooting was accidental. 

Prince George’s County homicide detectives took over the investigation.

A neighbor said he moved to the area because he wanted a safe community for his kids. 

“It’s just so unfortunate it’s hard for me to get my words together,” he said. 

Stay with News4 for more on this developing story

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