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PM Kelsey Adams and EMT Vincent Tabares, assigned to newly deployed Medic 116 in Golden Ring.The Baltimore County Fire Department this week significantly expanded emergency medical services, adding four advanced life support medic units to meet the growing demand for EMS.

The additional units were placed into service Monday at the Pikesville, Middle River, Golden Ring and Woodlawn career stations. This brings the number of career medical units in Baltimore County to 35.

The decision to invest $800,000 to expand EMS operations was announced last April, when County Executive Kevin Kamenetz unveiled his Fiscal 2016 budget. EMS calls account for the overwhelming majority of calls handled by the Fire Department; about 92,500 of the 119,000 calls handled each year are medical calls. Moreover, the number of EMS calls continues to grow.

"This fundamental public service is a top priority," Kamenetz said. "When our citizens call for help because of a medical emergency, they deserve to know that qualified help will respond as quickly as possible."

The four medic units will be in service Monday through Friday, 3 to 11 p.m. -- hours of peak demand. BCoFD plans to expand these hours some time in the future.

In addition to medic units operating out of the County's career station, 20 advanced life support and two basic life support medic units are run by Baltimore County volunteer fire companies.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting in Woodlawn late Wednesday night that left a woman injured.

At 11:33 p.m. police responded to a parking lot in the 6000 block of Townbrook Drive, 21207 for a report of a shooting. The victim told police that she was in her parked vehicle on the lot of her apartment complex when she was approached by multiple unknown suspects who shot at her when she attempted to flee.

The victim, an 18-year-old woman, had just ended a phone call when she saw the suspects approaching her. They told her to turn off her car and give them the keys. Instead, the victim put the car in reverse and attempted to flee the scene. At that time, one of the suspects fired a handgun, causing at least one round to penetrate the driver side door and wound the victim in her left hip. The suspects then fled the scene.

The victim remains hospitalized but is expected to live.

This incident continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Magaline ParkerUPDATE (May 3):

Magaline Parker has been located unharmed in Baltimore City.

Original release (May 2):

Police need the public's help finding an 81-year-woman with dementia who is missing from the Woodlawn area.

Magaline Parker was last seen at about 8:30 a.m. today at her home in the 2800 block of Greenlawn Rd., 21244, in Precinct 2/Woodlawn. Police believe she wandered away on foot.

She is black, 4'10" and 165 pounds with shoulder-length, black curly hair and hazel eyes. She wears glasses and is wearing a blue pajama top and blue jeans. Police believe she has her cane with her.

In addition to dementia, Parker suffers from high blood pressure.

Anyone with information about this critical missing adult should call police at 410-307-2020.

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