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Potomac HS student shot, killed

hallowayOXON HILL – A 17-year- old from Potomac High School in Oxon Hill has become the county’s 15th homicide victim this year.

Jayquan Holloway, an 11th grade student, was shot the afternoon of March 2.

At approximately 2:50 p.m., patrol units from the Prince George’s County Police Department, along with fire/EMS units from the county’s fire department, responded to the Southview Apartment complex in the 1400 block of Iverson Street. Upon arrival, they found Holloway suffering from a gunshot wound to his head.

Paramedics from Prince George's County Fire Department quickly started CPR on the victim, who was transported to a local hospital. Despite the efforts from paramedics and doctors, he did not survive.

Prince George’s County Public Schools released the following statement on the shooting:

“The Prince George’s County Public Schools community is deeply saddened by the shooting that took the life of an 11th-grader at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill. We extend our deepest sympathies to his loved ones. Counselors will be at Potomac starting tomorrow to support students and staff as long as needed. There will also be additional security staff and law enforcement officers on and around campus.

“We will continue working with county officials and community members to provide safe schools and neighborhoods throughout Prince George’s County. It is our hope that those responsible for this tragic death will be quickly brought to justice.”

Homicide detectives do not believe this was a random act and are working to identify a motive and suspect in this fatal shooting.

“We know that there must have been somebody who saw something,” said Prince George's County Police Department spokesperson Lt. David Coleman. “We’re still trying to track those people down.”

A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

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