PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD. (THECOUNT) — Professional boxer Danny Kelly Jr., of Clinton, Maryland, has been identified as the victim in a Friday night fatal shooting in Prince George’s County.

Kelly, 30, was shot and killed in front of his three children and girlfriend while traveling in a vehicle in Temple Hills, Maryland, on Christmas Eve. The group was reportedly traveling to a holiday dinner.


According to reports, Kelly was operating the family SUV, when unknown assailants drove up and opened fire on the vehicle Friday night in Temple Hills.

Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries. Neither his girlfriend nor three children were harmed in the shooting, police said.

“This is an absolutely heartbreaking loss for Mr. Kelly’s family and friends,” police said in a statement. “He is not home with his loved ones today on Christmas, who are now mourning his loss instead of celebrating the holiday.”

Detectives are investigating the incident as possible road rage.

The search for a motive and the shooter is ongoing.


Geo quick facts: Prince George’s County is located in the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the eastern portion of Washington, D.C. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 863,420, making it the second-most populous county in Maryland, behind Montgomery County. Its county seat is Upper Marlboro – Wikipedia.