Teenage Girl Shot Near Annapolis Playground: Police


The Annapolis Police Department said a 16-year-old girl was shot Tuesday near a playground. A city police car is pictured above on a different day. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

ANNAPOLIS, MD - A 16-year-old girl was shot Tuesday near an Annapolis playground, city police said.

Medics took her to an undisclosed hospital, a press release said. Officers expect her to survive.

“While we are happy this young lady’s injury was not life-threatening, it should never have happened in the first place,” Annapolis Police Chief Edward C. Jackson said in the release. “I am angered and frustrated by this reckless behavior.”

Officers said they were called to the 1800 block of Bowman Drive at 9:53 p.m. Tuesday.

Authorities said they found the victim inside a home, suffering from a gunshot wound to her arm. 

The victim told police that she was outside by the community playground when an unknown male suspect walking nearby started shooting, the release said. 

Officers said the suspect fled in an unknown direction.

“Many of us in Annapolis want peace in our streets and safe places for our kids to play and grow,” Jackson said. “We are all sick of these shootings and we are aggressively following up all leads to hold this individual accountable. Detectives are working around the clock to bring them to justice.”

The Annapolis Police Department is still investigating.

Anybody with information can call officers at 410-268-4141. Tipsters can stay anonymous by dialing 410-280-CLUE (2583).

The Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland offered up to a $2,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest or an indictment on felony charges. The Metro Crime Stoppers is a non-police organization that collects tips and shares them with detectives.

Informants can anonymously contact the Metro Crime Stoppers by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587), visiting metrocrimestoppers.org or using the P3 Tips mobile application.

This map shows the area where authorities said the shooting happened. 

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