Beltsville teen struck by stray bullet, police say

A 14-year-old boy is in the hospital after he was struck by a stray bullet in Maryland’s Prince George’s County Thursday night.

The Prince George’s County police said it happened around 11:10 p.m. Thursday in the 4600 block of Marie Street in Beltsville.

Prince George’s Police said the teen was at a home the bullet hit him. Detectives do not believe he was the intended target.

Paramedics rushed the teen to the hospital.

As of Friday afternoon, the teen was in stable condition.

No arrests have been made.

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Division VI Investigative Section at 301-937-0910.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477), or go online at

Luke Garrett

Luke Garrett is a D.C. native dedicated to journalism. He joined the WTOP newsroom in 2020 after graduating from the University of San Diego, where he studied physics and philosophy.

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