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Boy, 16, killed in Prince George’s County

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed early Sunday in the Fort Washington neighborhood of Prince George’s County, and police say they have substantial leads in the investigation.

The victim was identified as Marcus Antonio Jones, who lived in Fort Washington about eight miles from where he was shot. Police said he was attacked about midnight as he walked from a house in the 7700 block of Webster Lane to a car. The area is near Branch Avenue and the Capital Beltway.

Prince George’s County police said officers found the victim outside, and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital. “Detectives are following up on substantial leads, and are working to identify a suspect and motive in this case,” police said in a statement.

The victim’s family could not be reached Sunday; A woman who lives on the block where the shooting occurred said there had been a loud party in the house where the victim had been.


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