5 People Shot During High School Senior Celebration

Greenbelt, Maryland – Five people were injured in a shooting incident during a high school senior skip day celebration at a park, according to local authorities. The incident took place on Hanover Parkway in Prince George’s County, where hundreds of students had gathered for the event. Greenbelt Police Chief Rick Bowers expressed his sympathy for the victims, aged between 16 and 18, stating that they were simply trying to have a good time. One of the victims is in critical condition, while the others are currently stable.

Bowers described the incident as a “horrible, tragic, senseless act” and emphasized that there was no apparent motive for the shooting. He highlighted the fact that it was senior skip day, a day traditionally meant for celebration, which made the incident all the more distressing. Greenbelt Mayor Emmett V. Jordan shared Bowers’ concerns, asking, “If a group of high school students cannot gather and have a good time, what is the world coming to?”

Currently, no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. However, law enforcement believes there is one suspect who managed to escape when the shots were fired. Bowers, Jordan, and the city manager expressed their determination to apprehend the suspect and urged the public to come forward with any information that may assist in the investigation.

The authorities are deeply disturbed by the incident, which disrupted what should have been a joyful day for the senior students. Their priority now is to bring the perpetrator to justice and ensure the safety and well-being of the community. Investigations are ongoing, and anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to contact the authorities.