Stray gunshot narrowly misses sleeping five year old

Shot was fired Friday by gunman chasing another man in Glen Burnie

August 11, 2014|By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun

A gun shot fired during a chase whizzed several hundred feet through the Glen Burnie air Friday night police said, before lodging in a wall just four feet above a sleeping five year old.

Anne Arundel County police said the incident started just before 10 p.m. when a 27-year-old man was approached by an armed man in the 7900 block of Gentle Breeze Court. The victim ran away and was chased by the gunman, who fired multiple shots, police said.

One of the bullets flew across the street and went through the front window of a home in the 400 block of Secluded Post Circle, police said, only coming to rest when it struck a wall above where the young child was sleeping.

Witnesses heard three or four gunshots in all before seeing a two-tone Chevrolet Avalanche leaving the area, police said.

Police are seeking information on the vehicle, which is black and gray and has chrome wheels, and a man in his mid-20s with medium length dreadlocks and who was last seen wearing a blue bandana on his head.

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