Prince George’s County mom says 8-year-old was playing video games when he was shot

A Prince George's County mother says her 8-year-old son was playing video games when he was shot and killed in the Landover area Tuesday night.

He had just returned from a football scrimmage, according to police.

Officers responded around 8:20 p.m. to the 1600 block of Brightseat Road in Landover for a shooting call and located Peyton Evans suffering from a gunshot wound.

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The boy was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police confirmed around 10:30 p.m. the child died.

Investigators say a group of people had gathered outside the home when a white sedan pulled up and a gunman began shooting at them. One of the bullets struck the child.

Police do not believe the child was the shooter's target.

Police say the only lookout at the moment is for a white Mercedes.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to FOX 5 for updates.