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PGPD Seeks Information on Fatal Shooting of DuVal High School Student

LANHAM, MD, September 11 – The Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) is conducting a rigorous investigation into the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Jayda Medrano-Moore of Greenbelt, a student at DuVal High School, which occurred on Monday in Lanham. The Homicide Unit of the PGPD is spearheading the effort to identify and apprehend the individual or individuals responsible for this tragic event. A reward of up to $25,000 is available for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in connection to this case.

At around 3:45 pm on September 11, 2023, police were dispatched following reports of a shooting in the 9800 block of Palamar Drive. Upon arrival, officers discovered the teenage victim outdoors with gunshot wounds. Medrano-Moore was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short while later.

Early findings from the preliminary investigation suggest that Medrano-Moore was on her way home from DuVal High School, walking along Palamar Drive, when she became embroiled in a disagreement between two groups. During the altercation, an individual or individuals opened fire, striking the young student.

As detectives delve deeper into the circumstances surrounding the dispute and subsequent shooting, they are urging members of the public to come forward with any information they may have, regardless of its perceived significance. Individuals with knowledge pertaining to this case can contact the Homicide Unit directly at 301-516-2512.

Moreover, anonymous tips can be provided through Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or visiting www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or utilizing the “P3 Tips” mobile app which is available for download on both Apple and Google Play stores. Inquiries should refer to case number 23-0053813.

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