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Date: Sep 18, 2017

Police are investigating a shooting that has left a 23-year-old man injured in Gwynn Oak.

The victim was inside the vestibule area of an apartment building in the 5900 block of Franklin Avenue around 2:58 p.m. today when he was shot multiple times in the upper and lower portions of his body by an unknown suspect. The suspect fled before police arrived on the scene. The was transported to an area hospital for treatment while police continue to canvass the area for clues and witnesses. Police believe that the victim was the intended target of the shooting and that there is no danger to the public at this time.

Anyone with information on this shooting or the suspect is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate at this time.

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Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

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A memorial service honoring 53 members of the Baltimore County Fire Service who have died over the past year will be held Sunday, September 24.

The ceremony will be held at Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane, Towson, Maryland. It will begin at 6:30 p.m.

This annual memorial ceremony honors career and volunteer firefighters, emergency medical personnel, ladies’ auxiliary members and other fire service members who passed away during the year.

Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III is scheduled to attend and participate in laying a wreath to honor the 30 career and 23 volunteer members lost during the past year.

Baltimore County Police in the Cockeysville Precinct (7) are hoping someone will recognize this opportunistic thief who stole a money order worth $1,170 unintentionally left behind by another customer.

The victim purchased the money order for payment of his housing rent around 6:40 p.m. at the 7-Eleven located at 10045 York Road on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. He inadvertently left it on the counter when he gathered his other purchases and left the store. He returned a short time later to retrieve it, but it was already gone.

Surveillance video obtained by officers revealed that the suspect depicted below approached the counter moments after the victim left, made purchases of his own, then picked up the money order and left the store. The suspect is described as a tan-skinned man, possibly of hispanic descent, approximately 18-35 years old, with short black hair, wearing a blue shirt under a black jacket.

Anyone who may recognize this thief is asked to contact police at the Cockeysville precinct at 410-887-1820.

Revised June 27, 2017