Shotgun-wielding man sought in shooting of fishermen Police say injuries not life-threatening

October 07, 1997|By Dan Thanh Dang | Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF

Anne Arundel County police were searching last night for a gunman who shot two men in the back while they were fishing near an upscale community in the Millersville area.

Cpl. Ron Hines said police got a 911 call on a cellular phone at 6: 40 p.m. from someone who had been fishing in some woods near Shipley's Retreat, a new development of upscale single-family homes off Veterans Highway near the intersection with Pumphreys Farm Road.

Hines said the 911 caller reported that a man armed with a shotgun approached him and an acquaintance and fired one shot.

Pellets from the blast hit both men in the back, Hines said.

Both victims were taken by state police helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Police would not release the victims' names until their relatives had been notifiedbut said that their wounds did not appear to be life-threatening.

Police described the suspect as a black male in his 40s with a gray beard and wearing a hunting vest.

Police also said they are looking for a 20-year-old light green Chevy Impala. Hines said investigators are not sure if the car was connected with the shooting, but said that it was seen leaving the area a short time after the incident.

He added that the suspect might have been hunting squirrels or doves in the area and that the shooting could have been an accident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Anne Arundel County police at 410-222-8610.

Pub Date: 10/07/97

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