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Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 06/23/2010

2 shot in Prince George's

By Erica Johnston

Two young men were shot Wednesday night near an apartment complex in the District Heights area, Prince George's County police said.

A group of young people, believed to be teenagers, were hanging outside in the 1200 block of Boones Hill Road about 10:45 p.m., and the group become loud and disorderly, said Cpl. Clinton Copeland, a police spokesman. Neighbors soon called police for the sound of gunshots and arriving officers found one person ,who appeared to be a juvenile, with a gunshot wound, Copeland said.

A second gunshot victim, who police could not immediately describe, fled across Southern Avenue into the District, where D.C. police found the victim, Copeland said.

No further details could be learned.

-- Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | June 23, 2010; 11:39 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland  
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Comments

So where are all of the Pro-PG county activists now? And what about how every county has it's problems too? PG is just an extension of South East D.C. At least S.E. is starting to become more gentrified.

Posted by: rickymartin94 | June 24, 2010 6:18 AM | Report abuse

I am not Pro-PG nor am I am apologist, however the entire county is not bad and the Post should report these stories as local instead of county based. If someone in Silver Spring is shot, MoCo isn't listed as the location, Silver Spring is. I don't live in PG but I believe the whole county suffers as a whole when 1/2 of the county is decent to nice. BTW my comments are not an endorsement of the county government/ public schools which are a joke.

Posted by: smirkman | June 24, 2010 7:32 AM | Report abuse

Good Point Smirkman.

Btw all the schools are not a joke. PG does have some good schools. The problem is the bad schools(mostly inside the beltway)have made the whole school system seem like a joke.

Yes rickymartin inside the beltway of PG is an extension of SE. Where do you think all the poor people are going when they are getting pushed outside of DC?? PG has been suffering for years due to D.C. gentrification. MoCo and Arlington don't have these issues. Those counties bordering the wealthier parts of DC.

Posted by: redskinsgirl | June 24, 2010 7:42 AM | Report abuse

Dysfunction, thy name is Prince George's.

Posted by: Hk45 | June 24, 2010 8:01 AM | Report abuse

Exactly right Smirkman and Redskingirl, gentrification during the past two mayoral administration in DC hae certainly contributed to increased criminal issues within Prince George's County. As DC continues to push low income families out surrounding counties aborb. Schools closer to the DC line, lower performance mostly exist. Northern, southern and rural parts of Prince George's have much higher quality of life and student performance is very strong and getting stronger.

Recent and projected development within Prince George's County does not include low-income housing for a reason.

Foreclosure issues have pushed families out that couldn't afford to live in certain areas of PGC as well.

Smart growth continues that draws new business development, job opportunities, and continued increased educational performance.

Again, crime exists throughout the DMV area every single day. Interesting that criminal activity in PGC shows on WaPo front page daily. But of course all know why.

Posted by: PGCResident1 | June 24, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Sorry redskinsgirl. My comment about the schools was in regard to the organization, not what is happening at the individual school level.

Posted by: smirkman | June 24, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

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