On April 27, 2022, at 9:40 p.m. deputies responded to the 47400 block of Southampton Drive in Lexington Park for the reported shooting. Deputies arrived on the scene and located a male victim, age 21 of Lexington Park, suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

The victim was transported by helicopter to an area trauma center for treatment. Detectives and Crime Lab personnel from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined the victim was walking on Southampton Drive when a vehicle approached and fired numerous times at the victim, striking the victim once, two homes, and a vehicle in the area.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Austin Schultz at (301) 475-4200 extension 1953 or by email at Austin.Schultz@stmarysmd.com.

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).  Through the Crime Solvers Program, tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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