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Gunman knew woman he killed outside suburban D.C. high school, police say

A man shot and killed a woman who was waiting to pick up her children in the parking lot of a suburban Washington high school Thursday and wounded a man who tried to intervene, police said.

Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski III said at a news conference that the shooting was domestic in nature and that the gunman and the woman he killed had a previous relationship. The bystander was wounded in the shoulder and was expected to survive.

No students were harmed in the shooting, which occurred more than an hour after school was dismissed for the day, county Supt. Kevin Maxwell said. Some students were on campus for after-school activities and were held there until police said they could be released to their parents.

The shooting was captured on school security cameras, and Stawinski said police believed they had identified the gunman, but the suspect’s name was not immediately released. He drove away from the school after the shooting and police were searching for him, Stawinski said.

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“This was a sad, sad event,” Stawinski said.

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