News Release, Maryland State Police

(Great Mills, MD) – State troopers from the Criminal Enforcement Division at Leonardtown Barrack are actively investigating a reported shooting in St. Mary’s County.

The victim is not being identified at this time. Investigators do not believe this is a random act of violence.

At approximately 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2019 police responded to the area of Fox Chase Apartments in Great Mills, Maryland for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers learned an adult male victim was struck by gunfire. The male victim was airlifted to Prince George’s Hospital Center.

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to the scene and was provided assistance by sheriff deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Forensic crime scene analysts responded to process the scene for evidence. Criminal Enforcement Division investigators responded to the scene and have taken the lead in the investigation.

Police urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has relevant information to contact the Leonardtown Barrack at 301-475-8955. Calls may remain confidential.

The investigation continues.


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