A woman picking up her child from school was fatally shot and a man was wounded in a shooting at High Point High School in Beltsville, Maryland, the Prince George’s County Police Department says. The gunman remains at large, police say.
A bystander who tried to intervene was also shot, but is expected to survive.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Police Say It’s a ‘Domestic-Related’ Shooting
The woman killed in the shooting, Gladys Tordil, was a parent of a student at High Point High School, ABC 7 News reports. The second victim was a man who intervened in an argument.
Eulalio Tordil followed his estranged wife, Gladys Tordil onto the High Point High School property, where she was picking up her children, the Prince George’s County Police said in a press release.
“Tordil got out of his car and confronted Gladys Tordil as she sat in her SUV. He shot the good Samaritan first and then (Gladys) Tordil multiple times, police said.
2. No Students Were Injured in the Shooting
No students were injured in the shooting and the gunman was not targeting the school, according to police.
3. There Is No Suspect in Custody
No suspect has been taken into custody, authorities say. Police have asked anyone who knows the whereabouts of the suspect, Eulalio Tordil, to call 911.
Tordil fled from the scene in his car after the shooting and has not yet been located.
“Anyone with information on where we can find Tordil is asked to call 911,” police say.
He lives in the 800 block of Metzerott Road in Adelphi, Maryland, according to police.
4. School Ended Earlier Thursday Afternoon, But Some Students Were Still There for Sports & Other Activities
According to school officials, classes dismissed for the day at 2:25 p.m. The shooting was first reported at about 5 p.m.
Some students were still at the school for afterschool activities.
They were locked down after the shots were fired, officials said. School will be in session Friday and counseling will be offered to students, the district said:
Some students heard and saw the shooting.
One student said she was playing softball when she heard the shots, telling NBC Washington, “Everyone was just crying, like we didn’t know what to do. We were just crying. We have a crate where we put all of our equipment. They rushed us in there and after about half an hour they moved us to a locker room and they kept us in the gym after that.
5. The School Is Home to About 2,100 Students
The school serves about 2,100 students in grades 9th to 12th from Prince George’s County, Maryland, including the city of College Park, along with Adelphi, Beltsville, Landover and Hyattsville, according to its website.
“Opened in 1954, High Point High School was originally going to be named Cherry Hill High School. However, after some thought, school officials decided to change the name to “High Point,” because of the school’s location on the highest point in Prince George’s County, Maryland. High Point’s student population has continuously been noted by the state of Maryland and the Washington, D.C. Metro area as one of great diversity. High Point is the most ethnically diverse high school in the state of Maryland and one of the most diverse in the country,” the school says on its website.
The school is located at 3601 Powder Mill Road in Beltsville. According to WJLA, Powder Mill Road is shut down in the area.