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UPDATE: Two Shot, Gas Line Punctured in Eastport Shooting

Police say two men were shot in the back and one in the head in the Eastport Terrace neighborhood of Annapolis near midnight on Sunday.

UPDATE: (5:15p.m.)—Two people were shot in Eastport near midnight on Sunday, according to the Annapolis Police Department.

The shooting incident also damaged a meter, resulting in a natural gas leak.

Police responded to the Eastport Terrace neighborhood of Annapolis at 11:38 p.m. Sunday and emergency personnel discovered a 22-year-old Annapolis man with gunshot wounds to his head, back and buttocks on Medgar Evars Street. A 27-year-old Severna Park man with a gunshot wound to his back was found on President Street.

The 22-year-old was flown by helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he is reportedly in critical condition.

The 27-year-old was driven by ambulance to Prince George's County Shock Trauma and was released after treatment this morning, according to a police press release.

The identity of the shooter(s) remains unknown. 

In addition to the victims, a stray bullet hit a gas meter causing a leak. The Annapolis Fire Department turned off the gas and waited for BGE to respond.

Battalion Chief John Menassa said that a utility company crew decided to leave the gas line off overnight because the area was a crime scene.

Menassa said area residents were not evacuated as a result of the gas leak.

Rachel Lighty, a spokeswoman for BGE, said a crew completed repairs to the meter at 10:30 a.m. on Monday.

 

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Det. Hipsky at 410-268-9000 or jphipsky@annapolis.gov.

 

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Karen Essen September 10, 2012 at 01:03 PM
A real shame...about the gas leak.
NOdolli September 10, 2012 at 05:35 PM
LoL yeah, gas is very dear these days.

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