UPDATE: Troopers Continue Investigation Into Reported Shooting In St. Mary’s County

September 16, 2019

State troopers from the Criminal Enforcement Division at Leonardtown Barrack are actively investigating a reported shooting in St. Mary’s County.

The victim is not being identified at this time. Investigators do not believe this is a random act of violence.

At approximately 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2019 police responded to the area of Fox Chase Apartments in Great Mills, Maryland for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers learned an adult male victim was struck by gunfire. The male victim was air lifted to Prince George’s Hospital Center.

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to the scene and were provided assistance by sheriff deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Forensic crime scene analysts responded to process the scene for evidence. Criminal Enforcement Division investigators responded to the scene and have taken the lead in the investigation.

Police urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has relevant information to contact the Leonardtown Barrack at 301-475-8955. Calls may remain confidential.

The investigation continues…

9/15/2019: On Sunday, September 15, 2019, at approximately 1:15 a.m., police and emergency medical services responded to the area of Fox Chase Drive in Great Mills, for the reported gunshot victim.

Crews arrived on the scene to find a single adult male conscious, alert, and breathing with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.

Medics advised the male was shot multiple times with one gunshot wound to the neck that went straight through, and one or two gunshots to the upper left shoulder with no exit wound.

The 26-year-old male was transported to the Maryland State Police Helicopter Hangar in Hollywood where Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 2 then transported him to an area trauma center.

Witnesses in the neighborhood told SMNEWSNET they heard 6 to 8 gunshots and saw multiple subjects running shortly after.

Multiple vehicles were struck by gunfire, police collected various pieces of evidence and shell casings on the scene.

The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack is currently investigating the incident.

Updates will be provided when they become available.