George Mathews with the Greenbelt Police Department responded with the following information:
At 2:50 am multiple calls of shots heard near the area of Roosevelt Center came in. A seasoned police officer responded to the call and witnessed a male individual near the Mother and Child statue. The officer witnessed the individual self-inflect a gunshot wound. The person was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is unknown at this time if and how the sound of gunfire earlier is related to this incident. There is an investigation ongoing.
The victim’s name is not being released at this time until notification of next of kin.
I wanted to come back and add in a helpline number and link for those who need help. Please, just take a breath. Take a moment. Make the call. It can save a life.
MARYLAND – STATEWIDE
1-800-422-0009 – toll-free statewide