Via the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Facebook Page: Due to an incident on Friday evening in our Parking Lot, the Carnival has been canceled for Saturday, July 16th, and Sunday, July 17th.

On Friday evening at approximately 11 pm, as the Carnival ended and guests were leaving, a shooting occurred in the Upper Parking Lot of the Fire House. Two individuals were found suffering from gunshot wounds and were provided medical treatment immediately by Fire and EMS personnel on the scene. Both patients were transported to the hospital, one via MSP aviation, and the second was ground transported by Hollywood EMS.

This incident is an ongoing investigation by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. If you have any information or questions referencing this incident, please contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at 301-475-8008.

Our Annual Carnival has been a part of our Fire Department for generations and is a staple of the Hollywood Community. The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department membership takes great pride in the tradition of the annual carnival. We strive to provide a family-based, safe setting for all citizens to enjoy themselves. The department looks forward to the annual carnival for several reasons, most notably as a means to bring the community together and as our largest fundraiser’s main source of funding.

The incident that took place on Friday evening affected the members of our community and our HVFD Members and their Families that were in attendance at the Carnival at the time of the incident.

We would like to express our sympathy to the entire community affected by this tragedy. All media inquiries can be directed to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office of Public Information.

Additional information referencing the Hollywood VFD Carnival will be forthcoming.


Members of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

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