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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.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (July 24  1:47 p.m.):

The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Travis Bryan Durant of the unit block of Emelia Woods Ct 21206.

Original release (July 24  8:26 a.m.):

Just after midnight, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the Unit block of Emelia Woods Ct 21206 for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male sitting in a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The male was taken to an area hospital where he was later declared deceased.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit. Detectives will be working to determine of this was a targeted crime.

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

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (July 27  3:11 p.m.):

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the pedestrian was crossing Towsontown Boulevard from the south side to the north side. A vehicle that had been traveling east-bound on Towsontown Boulevard struck the pedestrian and remained at the scene.

The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Original release (July 23  6:10 p.m.):

At 4 p.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a pedestrian involved crash at Towsontown Boulevard and University Avenue. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a seriously injured adult male pedestrian who had been struck by a van.

The pedestrian was transported to Sinai Trauma Center for treatment. The van remained at the scene.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

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