Nearby shooting prompts officials to lock doors at three Lansdowne-area schools

September 14, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 24-year-old Lansdowne man was injured yesterday in a shooting that prompted officials to lock the doors at Lansdowne-area schools, Baltimore County police said.

Police said the shooting, at the victim's Lansdowne home, does not appear to be a random act.

After the gunman fled, a police dog followed a trail close to several schools. As a precaution, police asked administrators of Lansdowne Middle, Lansdowne Elementary and Riverview Elementary schools to lock their doors for a short time, said Officer Shawn Vinson, a county police spokesman.

The dogs were not able to lead police to a suspect, police said.

The victim, Darryl Summerville, told detectives an intruder came to the back door of his home in the 4000 block of Twin Circle Way about 8 a.m. and pushed his way inside. The intruder wrestled Summerville's gun from him and fired a shot that grazed one of the man's shoulders, Vinson said.

The intruder dropped the handgun as he fled, and police were able to recover it.

Summerville was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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