Jacket-wielding teenage gunman leaves 14-year-old boy with life-threatening gunshot wounds

HYATTSVILLE, Md. — In Hyattsville, Maryland, police have revealed new details about the shooting of a 14-year-old boy, indicating that the victim was shot after refusing to hand over his jacket. The incident took place near Northwestern High School, prompting a lockdown of the school due to nearby police activity, which has since been lifted.

The teen was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, and authorities have described the shooting as a result of a fight between two groups of teenage boys. One of the boys demanded the victim’s jacket, and when he refused, he was shot. The shooting resulted in the victim sustaining life-threatening injuries, and the perpetrator, along with the other teens, fled the scene. The three teens involved in the shooting have not been located, with police providing descriptions of the suspects’ clothing in the hope of gathering information from the public.

Local officials, including District 2 Council Member Wanika Fisher, have expressed their outrage and concern over the incident, urging the community to come forward with any information that may assist in the investigation. Fisher emphasized the importance of cooperation with law enforcement to ensure that justice is served for the victim and his family.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the three suspects is urged to contact Hyattsville Police. The incident has prompted calls for community involvement in creating safer environments for children, with the hope of preventing such acts of violence in the future.