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High School Student Fatally Shot in Lanham, Suspect Potentially on School Grounds

LANHAM, MD, Sept. 11, 2023 – A tragic event unfolded today in the 9800 block of Palamar Drive, where a DuVal High School student was found critically injured with a gunshot wound to the head. Despite immediate medical attention and CPR administered at the scene, the young girl was pronounced deceased after being transported to a local hospital.

Authorities have placed DuVal High School on lockdown as they undertake a meticulous search of the premises, following indications that the suspect might be located on the school property. The fast-moving situation has thrust the school community into a state of shock and fear, with parents, staff, and students waiting anxiously for updates.

The investigators are actively working on gathering all possible details and pursuing leads to find the individual responsible for this heinous act. Law enforcement personnel have urged the public to remain vigilant and to report any information that might assist in the ongoing investigation.

The situation remains fluid with emergency responders and law enforcement agencies converging on the area to manage the crisis and to ensure the safety of the students and staff at the school.

The community is advised to avoid the area to facilitate the ongoing police operations, and residents are urged to adhere to instructions issued by the authorities.

Further updates on this tragic incident will be made available as the investigation progresses. The local community mourns the loss of a young life and extends their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim.

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