Police investigate 2 separate Severn shootings

Incidents occurred within 20 minutes, less than a mile apart

August 15, 2010|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

Anne Arundel County police are investigating two separate shooting incidents less than a mile apart in the Severn neighborhood Friday night.

Western District officers first responded to Innkeeper Drive at 10:22 p.m., where a 20-year-old man told them he had been talking on his cell phone on the side of the road when a dark sedan pull up and a man wearing a bandana and holding a small gun leaned out the window. The man standing on the roadside ran and later heard several gunshots as he fled — he was uninjured.

About 20 minutes later, officers were called to Stone Castle Drive at 10:40 p.m., where a 20-year-old described a similar situation. He told police he was about to get into his car when a tan sedan pulled up and three men got out — one pulled out a handgun, attempted to rob him and then walked to a nearby picnic area, police said. There, the gunman instructed the victim to remove most of his clothing, then beat him.

At some point during the assault, the victim sustained a minor shot gun wound to his upper back, police said. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for non-life threatening injuries.

K-9 and helicopter units searched the area, but police were unable to find the gunman for either incident.


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