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Shooting Outside D.C.-Area High School Kills 1 And Injures Another

Classes had already been dismissed for the day when the shooting happened.

By Katie Link | May 5, 2016

A woman was killed and a man was injured after a shooter opened fire at a Washington, D.C., area high school Thursday afternoon.

Officials say a woman was in the High Point High School parking lot when she was approached by a man who knew her. The two reportedly had a verbal altercation.

A nearby man tried to intervene — that's when the gunman opened fire, shooting the bystander repeatedly. He's expected to recover from his injuries.

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The gunman then opened fire on the woman. She died after being shot multiple times.

 Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said: "This was a sad, sad event, which at this point appears to be domestic violence which occurred in the parking lot. No students were directly involved; no students were harmed during this event."

Classes had already been dismissed for the day when the shooting happened. According to WUSA, students who were still in the area for after-school activities were secured inside the building.

As of Thursday night, officials were still searching for the gunman.

This video includes clips from WJLA and WTTG.

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