Teen shot at Oxon Hill recreation center

WASHINGTON — A teenager was shot Thursday night at the Birchwood Community Park and Recreation Center in Oxon Hill, according to the Maryland-National Capital Park Police.

Officers were called to the recreation center around 9:15 p.m., and found the 16-year-old victim at the Oxon Hill Volunteer Fire Department, where he had gone for help.

The was shot after he encountered a group of people, whom he knew, on the grounds of the recreation center. The police say that the group spotted the boy and began following him. One of the suspects fired at the victim and hit him several times.

The teen was taken to a hospital, and is listed in good condition.

Police say they believe that a “days-old argument” between the victim and the group of suspects led to the shooting. The victim was unable to give investigators precise information about their identities.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Maryland-National Capital Park Police at 301-459-9088 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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