FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A teacher and her 2-year-old child were shot and killed outside a Fort Washington condo building Tuesday morning, Prince George's County police said.
The shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. at the Pinewood Hill condos.
When officers first arrived at the condominium, they found 26-year-old Neshante Alesha Davis suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police also found 2-year-old Chloe Nichole Davis-Green suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported to the hospital, where she later died.
Police say Davis-Green was sitting in her car seat when she was shot.
Neighbors tell WUSA9 that Davis was in a custody dispute over her daughter. Another neighbor said they heard Davis arguing with a man minutes before three gunshots rang out.
Davis was a teacher at Bradbury Heights Elementary School in Fort Washington, according to Prince George's County education officials.
PGCEA President Theresa Mitchell Dudley released the following statement Tuesday:
"This is a great tragedy. The violence in our community affects everyone our educators, our children, our families. PGCEA is devastated by this heinous act and will remain vigilant in educating residents and our students about the need to stop the violence in Prince George's County."
Prince Georges's County Public Schools also released a statement:
"All of us at Prince George's County Public Schools is deeply saddened by the loss of NeShante Davis and her young child. Crisis teams are available at the school for all of our students, staff and their families as long as they need it. The district will do all it can to support the school community at Bradbury Heights Elementary School. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of NeShante Davis."
The shooting is being investigated as a double homicide.
Robert Pitts is the Bishop at Community Temple Bible Way Church in Cheverly, Md., where Davis attended services.
"I'm stunned. I'm stunned. She was like a daughter to me. The whole family is," Pitts said. "The mother was a lovely young lady who was trying to get her life together. She was just really nice."
A prayer vigil for Davis and Davis-Green is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night at Community Temple Bible Way Church in Cheverly, Md.
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