Man shot in Landover area park

A man was shot and wounded Thursday night while sitting in a Landover area park, authorities said.

The shooting happened as a man was sitting in the picnic area of the Kentland Neighborhood Park in the 2700 block of Firehouse Road about 9 p.m., said Capt. Stanley Johnson, a spokesman for the Maryland National Capital Park Police. The victim was found with at least one gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital.

He was expected to survive the shooting, police said.

No further details were available.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.

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