Howard County man accidentally shot

November 30, 1993

A 35-year-old Howard County man who was taking target practice with a friend was accidentally shot Saturday.

Orlando Rodriguez, of the 6800 block of Waterloo Road in Elkridge, was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by a state police helicopter after the shooting, which occurred at 3:25 p.m. He was in serious and stable condition after being hit near his right elbow, a hospital spokesman said.

Police said Mr. Rodriguez was at the home of a friend, Enrique V. Cabrera, in the 3000 block of Sams Creek Road between Taylorsville and Marston, and the pair was shooting targets with a .30-.30 rifle in a nearby field.

Investigators said the gun owner was standing near Mr. Rodriguez, holding the rifle, when it discharged and struck Mr. Rodriguez in the arm.

No charges were filed. Police classified the shooting as accidental.


* Mount Airy: Firefighters from the Mount Airy station responded for a transformer fire on a pole on North Main Street at 9:12 a.m. Saturday. They were out for 15 minutes.

Mount Airy engines responded for an auto fire on Flag Marsh Road at 2:27 p.m. Sunday. They were out for 28 minutes.

* Winfield: Engines from the Winfield station were dispatched to investigate a fire alarm sounding in a building on Streaker Road at 2:47 p.m. Saturday.

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