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Shooting in Essex Under Investigation: Baltimore County Police

Police said the shooting occurred a short distance from where the victim was found.

A man was hospitalized Monday, July 15, after a shooting in Essex, Baltimore County police said.
A man was hospitalized Monday, July 15, after a shooting in Essex, Baltimore County police said.

A man was hospitalized Monday night after being shot in an incident the Baltimore County Police Department said is currently under investigation.

At 6:50 p.m. on Monday, first responders were called to Middleborough at Hartland roads in Essex for a shooting, according to the report from the Baltimore County Police Department.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a man was shot on Strawflower Road at Sandystone Road, police said in the report.

Officials found the victim, with at least one gunshot wound, at Middleborough Road and MD Route 702/Southeast Boulevard, the report said—approximately one-third mile from the area where police think the shooting occurred.

The victim was taken to the hospital, and his condition was not immediately available, police said.

The Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit was investigating to determine whether the crime was targeted, according to the report.

Anyone with information may contact police at 410-307-2020.

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