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A man was injured early Christmas morning after an altercation escalated into gunfire.

Police were called to the 8300 block of Pleasant Plains Road in Precinct 6 at approximately 3:22 a.m. Sunday morning after an argument between two acquaintences outside of a residence resulted in a struggle, ending with one man shooting the other man.

The victim, a 34-year-old man, was struck in an upper extremity and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.  He is expected to survive his injury.

The suspect, identified as Purnell Samuel Summerville (34) of the 1700 block of Waverly Way in Baltimore City, has been charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 1st and 2nd Degree Assault and Firearms charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

UPDATE (July 26, 2016  12:08 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged two suspects in connection with a shooting yesterday that left a man injured.
Shyheim Alshameek McCoy (18), of the 2400 block of Perring Manor Road 21234, and Andre Malik Dukes (21) of the 1200 block of Halstead Road 21234, have been charged with attempted first-degree murder and related offenses. Both men are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
The investigation into this incident has indicated that McCoy and Dukes followed the 19-year-old male victim into an alley in the 1100 block of Pelhamwood Road 21234. While in the alley, McCoy produced a handgun and shot the victim several times. Investigators believe that the shooting was the result of a dispute between the suspects and the victim.
The victim was treated at an area hospital and is expected to survive.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Original release (July 25, 2016  3:45 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a non-fatal shooting that occurred this afternoon in the Parkville area.

Police and Fire personnel responded to the 1100 block of Pelhamwood Road in Precinct 6/Towson for a report of a shooting. The investigation shows that the victim, a man, was walking along an alleyway off of Pelhamwood Road when he noticed three people following him. One of those people was armed with a gun.

The victim ran as the armed suspect fired several shots. The victim was struck in the thigh and transported to a local hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

The Baltimore County Police Department will partner with Towson University this weekend to ensure a safe and successful Tigerfest.

Special enforcement patrols will be visible April 15 and 16, from 11 a.m. until 3 a.m. in the Donnybrook, Knollwood, Burkleigh Square, Towson Manor and apartment complexes on Kenilworth Drive. Towson University is providing additional grant funds for extra police. The Towson Precinct will have an additional 15 officers on duty over the weekend.

Traffic officers will be on duty to keep traffic flowing and the public safe.

Student and Resident Safety a Priority

Officers will patrol affected neighborhoods to address any disorderly and illegal behavior.

Baltimore County Police remind everyone to drink responsibly, make good choices regarding personal safety and respect neighbors who are not participating in the festivities.

Revised September 27, 2016