Shooting at Maryland Funeral of 10-Year-Old girl

Two people were shot, one fatally, at the Maryland funeral of a 10-year-old gun violence victim, authorities said. The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon at the Washington National Cemetery in Prince George’s County, according to an ABC News report. Shooting at Maryland Funeral of 10-Year-Old girl.

Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, Prince George’s County Police Maj. David Blazer said authorities received “numerous calls” regarding a disturbance at the cemetery shortly after 1:15 p.m. local time. Upon arrival, police found a man and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds. The man was later pronounced dead.

Incident detail

“The adult female is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at this time,” Blazer said. He added that the individuals were “not directly related to the 10-year-old’s funeral” and that police believed the shooting was a dispute “totally unrelated to what was going on with the funeral.”


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Blazer confirmed that one person is in custody following the shooting and said authorities are “investigating the circumstances of that arrest to see if it’s related.” The names of the victims and the name of the alleged shooter were not released. The police also did not confirm whether the funeral could take place after the incident.

According to the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department, 10-year-old Arianna Davis was shot on May 13 while riding in a car with her family in Northeast Washington. She died three days later, on May 17, authorities said. A reward of up to $45,000 is being offered to anyone who may have information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Speaking after the 10-year-old boy was confirmed dead last month, Chief Robert J. Contee III called the situation heartbreaking. “It breaks my heart,” he said, according to a report by The Washington Post. “As long as we have the conversation about people dying as a result of illegal firearms in the hands of people who shouldn’t have them, then we have a lot of work to do.”Read More……


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