UPDATE 12/05/2018- Press release from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department:

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at the 22000 block of Athlone Drive in the Hickory Hills neighborhood in Great Mills.

The male victim was flown by helicopter to an area shock trauma hospital where he is said to be in stable condition.

The investigation is continuing.

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UPDATE 7:52 p.m.- The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office reports that the area is now clear and all road are open in the affected area. More details to come when released by the Sheriff’s Office.


UPDATE 5:10 p.m.- It is being reported that at the scene these is also a vehicle that struck the residence. A barricade situation is also being reported. We are working to confirm both instances and will bring the latest as we get the information.


UPDATE 4:33 p.m.- A St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Nixle sent out:

Police Activity in the area of Curly Court… Athlone Drive and Shannon Street in Hickory Hills. Avoid the area at this time

Via Facebook Bay District Volunteer Fire Department


Great Mills, MD- At approximately 3:40 p.m., a 9-1-1 call was placed for a reported shooting in the area of Athlone Drive, Great Mills, MD.

EMS, Fire, and Police are on the scene and a MEDEVAC has been called in.

This is a developing story and more information will come if released by the Sheriff’s Office.

Watch for emergency vehicles, and expect delays in the area of the reported incident/Landing Zone.

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