Annapolis woman, 31, stable after being shot

Clues sought in incident at apartment complex

August 28, 2002|By Julie Bykowicz | Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF

An Annapolis woman was in serious but stable condition yesterday afternoon after police found her the previous night outside a Farragut Court apartment complex with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Sarina Michelle Hopkins, 31, of Severn Grove Road was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center shortly after midnight yesterday, police said.

Witnesses called police after hearing as many as three gunshots and seeing two men flee the area, said Officer Hal Dalton, a spokesman for Annapolis police.

One witness also reported that a white vehicle left the scene at high speed, but police were unsure yesterday whether the car was connected to the shooting.

Investigators do not know why the woman was shot and were piecing together information about the incident yesterday, Dalton said.

The woman had regained consciousness yesterday but was unable to speak because she was heavily sedated, the officer said.

Her father, who was with her at Shock Trauma yesterday, told police he did not know why she was at the Farragut Court complex, Dalton said.

Police are not frequently called to Farragut Court, Dalton said. When they do get calls, he added, it's usually for alcohol violations.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Annapolis police at 410- 268-9000.

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