UPDATE: Police Continue Investigation After 18-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself in Hollywood, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

June 28, 2022

UPDATE 6/28/2022: On Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 10:46 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 24400 block of Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, for the reported shooting.

Upon arrival, an 18-year-old male victim was located suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg.

The victim was transported by helicopter to an area trauma center for treatment. Detectives and Crime Lab Personnel from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and at this time the shooting appears accidental. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Carl Ball at (301) 475-4200 extension 78131 or by email at [email protected]

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

6/26/2022: On Saturday, June 25, 2022, at approximately 10:50 p.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to the 24000 block of Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, for the reported gunshot victim.

The 911 caller was uncooperative and reported their brother was shot approximately 30 minutes ago. No other information was given and no suspect information was known.

Police arrived on the scene to find a male victim with a gunshot wound to the lower body and applied a tourniquet. He was reportedly conscious, alert and breathing.

Emergency medical personnel transported the victim to the Maryland State Police Helicopter Hangar in Hollywood, where Trooper 2 landed and transported the victim to an area trauma center.

Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. One firearm was recovered on the scene.

Updates will be provided when they become available.