Accidental shooting in Prince George’s Co. puts teen in hospital

A teenager is in the hospital tonight after accidentally shooting himself at Naylor Road Metro Station in Temple Hills, Maryland.

Sherri Ly, a spokesperson with WMATA, said the incident happened before 8 p.m. on Sunday. The victim was identified as a 16-year-old male who Ly said was shot while sitting in the bus bay of the station.

Upon further investigation overnight, Ly says the individual had “accidentally discharged the weapon himself”.

Ly said the victim’s injuries are non-life threatening.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

Juan Herrera

Juan Herrera is an associate producer for WTOP News. He joined the radio news team in 2021 after previously working for WMAL News as a news assistant. He is a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

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