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Posted at 7:22 PM ET, 05/25/2010

Man shot in Capitol Heights

By Erica Johnston

A man was shot and seriously wounded Tuesday in a Capitol Heights neighborhood, Prince George's County police said.

The man suffered a wound in the back, and police said it did not appear to be life threatening. He was found outside homes near the intersection of Larchmont Avenue and Emo Street about 5:20 p.m., said Officer Henry Tippett, a police spokesman. The victim was taken to a hospital.

Officials believe two suspects may have fled the area in a white Jeep Cherokee, Tippett said.

By Erica Johnston  | May 25, 2010; 7:22 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland  
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"Man shot in Capitol Heights" This is news? "No one was shot in Capitol Heights today" Now that would be news..

Posted by: wewintheylose | May 25, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

This simply can not be true. DC bans carrying weapons, therfore there can be no shootings.

Posted by: madmike272 | May 25, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Re: Madmike
So what are you saying? If people break a law, then it is invalid somehow? That we should rescind laws regarding assault, rape, speeding and tax evasion?

I think all will admit that people do not comply 100% with ANY law. Perhaps enforcement is the problem. Maybe you're suggesting that DC police routinely search all persons on the street to see if they are packing without a permit. Yes, that's probably it. Great, I'll write to our local officials.

Posted by: priv05242010 | May 25, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

madmike: Capitol Heights is in Maryland

Posted by: dsmif84 | May 25, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Re: Madmike
So what are you saying? If people break a law, then it is invalid somehow? That we should rescind laws regarding assault, rape, speeding and tax evasion?

I think all will admit that people do not comply 100% with ANY law. Perhaps enforcement is the problem. Maybe you're suggesting that DC police routinely search all persons on the street to see if they are packing without a permit. Yes, that's probably it. Great, I'll write to our local officials.

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I think what madmike is saying, and I agree with, is that states and localities with less strict gun laws tend not to have as many of these problems.

Look at Vermont. Any adult can carry a firearm on their person without needing a permit. Does Vermont have the problems that the DC-PG area has? I think not.

The point is that the only thing gun laws do is disarm law-abiding citizens. Criminals will always ignore the law, so why restrict the rights of those of us who obey the law?

Posted by: Hk45 | May 26, 2010 7:39 AM | Report abuse

There's no illegal guns and shootings in PG county or the DC area. They have little strips of paper called laws that say you can't have guns there or carry them for protection unless you have a magic special permit. This story must be a lie.

Posted by: jhaas68865 | May 26, 2010 7:50 AM | Report abuse

Must have been shot by one of those legally registered guns. You know, the ones the DC Police require payment of hundreds of dollars in fees, fingerprinting, taking a battery of written tests, and required to be kept under lock and key and disassembled.

(Alabama and your efforts to avoid SCOTUS requirements on the 14th, 15th, 16th Amendments? You have a brother in DC in DC's efforts to destroy the 2nd Amendment.)

Posted by: wjc1va | May 26, 2010 8:05 AM | Report abuse

DC's response to the Heller decision reminds me of the South's response to Brown v. Board. "All deliberate speed."

Posted by: Hk45 | May 26, 2010 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Capitol Heights is in MARYLAND people. Why all the DC gun law talk? Most of you live outside of the city so why care if you can or can't buy a gun here.

Posted by: gibbsna | May 26, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

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