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Homicide in New Carrollton under investigation

Tuesday - 8/5/2014, 1:37pm  ET

WASHINGTON -- A New Carrollton, Maryland homicide is under investigation.

When responding to reports of early morning gunshots, police found a person laying in the grass in the 7800 block of Riverdale Road, behind an apartment building.

A news release from the Prince George's County Police Department says the person is male, but the department does not say whether the individual is an adult. The person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police responded to the gunshot report at 3:49 a.m. Tuesday.

Preliminary, detectives do not believe this was a random shooting.

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