Investigators are asking the public to come forward with information.
Middletown, Md (KM) The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says its investigation is continuing into a shooting on Monday afternoon which injured a child..
Deputies responded to Memorial Park on South Church Street in Middletown at around 12:20 PM where a seven-year-old boy who was playing basketball was shot in the leg. He was medivaced to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment.
At the time, investigators say there was no indication that the boy was targeted, or that the shot came from the immediate area of the park. There is the possibility the shot came from a location further away.
Detectives are asking anyone who heard gunshots in the area of Memorial Park, or saw any suspicious vehicles or individuals to contact authorities. Persons with video surveillance from that area during that time are also asked to come forward.
Citizens can contact Detective Moore at 301-600-3608, or send an e-mail to [email protected]. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 301-600-4131, or send an e-mail to [email protected].
By Kevin McManus