Prince George’s County Police Department

Girl, 12, Shot Inside Business in Prince George's County

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A girl shot at a shopping center Friday evening suffered critical injuries, Prince George’s County police said.

Officers were called to the 5200 block of Marlboro Pike in the Coral Hills area of Capitol Heights for reports of a shooting at 6:36 p.m. They found a 12-year-old girl suffering a gunshot wound to the stomach at a shopping center that includes several takeout restaurants.

The girl was inside a business when a bullet came through a window and struck her, police say.

She was taken to a hospital for surgery.

Police do not believe she was the intended target.

“Our kids are off limits,” Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said. “A 12-year-old girl, and we are just praying for her recovery.”

No one has been arrested, and there's no description of a suspect.

Police want anyone with information about the shooting to call 866-411-TIPS.

“We are really relying on the public,” Alsobrooks said. “Prince George’s, once again, don’t let us down.”

CORRECTION (Oct. 8, 2021, 8:19 p.m.): An earlier version of this story said the girl was shot in the parking lot of the shopping center. Police now say she was inside a business.

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