Young man shot, killed in New Carrollton while playing basketball
Latest homicide brings total to four since Sunday, 47 this year
A 23-year-old Lanham man died late Tuesday night after being shot in the back while playing basketball with friends at a New Carrollton school yard.
Alusine Kargbo, who was playing basketball at the Carrollton Elementary School basketball court in the 8300 block of Quintana Street about 8:50 p.m., was killed by an unknown male who approached with a gun, according to New Carrollton police.
The gunman fired three shots into the crowd, hitting Kargbo in the back. Kargbo was taken to the Medstar trauma center, where he was pronounced dead about 11 p.m. There was no additional information on if Kargbo was targetted or a victim of random shooting. Police also did not provide information on how many people were present at the time of the shooting.
The case is being investigated by the Prince George's County police homicide department with the assistance of New Carrollton police.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George's County Police department. The fatal shooting is the fourth since Sunday in the county.
At about 8:35 a.m. Monday, a man was found dead with a stab wound to his stomach in the 900 block of Chillum Road. The man was identified as Edward Jerome Scott, 60, of Washington, D.C.
On Monday night about 11:30 p.m. two men were found shot to death in a car in the 1300 block of Rollins Avenue in Capitol heights. The men were identified as Anthony Stevens McKelvin, 28, of Suitland, and Sean O'Neil Ellis, 24, of District Heights.
No suspects had been arrested in the two as of Wednesday morning, said Cpl. Evan Baxter, a spokesman with the Prince George's County police.
There was also a fifth homicide on Friday in Capitol Heights. It was the 47th criminal homicide in Prince George's County this year, a number that does not include justifiable homicides or police shootings.