Posted on July 1, 2011

Child Shoots Another Child on Playground in Hillcrest Heights

Matt Ackland, My Fox D.C., July 1, 2011

Prince George’s County Police say a five-year-old boy shot a four-year-old boy on a playground in the 4400 block of 23rd Parkway in Hillcrest Heights.

Police are still trying to figure out where the five-year-old boy was able to access the gun. They believe he found it in the home, but don’t know whose gun it is.

Police say the bullet passed right through the upper part of the four-year-old’s torso.

{snip} Authorities say the gunshot wound is not life-threatening.


[Editor’s Note: According to 2010 Census data available here, Hillcrest Heights is 92.69% African-American and 3.36% white.]