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One person dead, 5-year-old injured after shooting at Maryland youth football game: police

Youth Football Match Maryland High School Police say a tragic argument escalated into a shooting Saturday morning, leaving one person dead and a 5-year-old child injured.

Police Chief Malik Aziz Prince George’s County Police Department, At a news conference, police said the shooting happened just before 11:30 a.m. at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill.

Prince George’s County Police say they are still searching for the fleeing suspect. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

It began when two individuals in the stands began “arguing” during a break in the game.

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“That disturbance, that argument escalated to the point where one person pulled out a weapon and shot the individual.”

Aziz said a second victim, a 5-year-old child, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both victims were taken to a local hospital, where the adult male was pronounced dead.

Football on the field

Police Chief Malik Aziz said the children, all 7 years old, were playing at a youth soccer match. (Getty Images)

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Police said the initial investigation suggests the suspect and victim knew each other.

“It appears these two individuals did not know each other. At this point it appears they knew each other and brought an issue that occurred outside of this game into a game where seven-year-olds are playing a football game,” Aziz added, noting that the game was part of a fundraiser.

Oxon Hill

The shooting happened just before 11:30 a.m. during a youth football game at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill. (Google Maps)

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Police are still searching for a suspect who fled the scene after the shooting.

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