Baltimore County Police are investigating a Monday morning shooting in Essex that left a man injured.
Around 12:30 a.m., police responded to the 1900 block of Old Eastern Avenue 21221 for a report of an assault. When they arrived on the scene, they found an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to a lower extremity. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released.
The victim told police that he was in the area when he was approached by the suspect who shot him once.
While detectives were investigating this incident, they learned that the victim had been involved in recent criminal activity for which he has been charged. Further details are not being released because the suspect has not been identified yet and there is a concern for the victim's safety.
This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violet Crimes Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.
No further information is available at this time.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
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