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Baltimore County Police are investigating after a subject was brought to a local hospital with a gunshot wound last night.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are investigating to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting, believed to have occurred in a field near Kings Mill Apartments and Townhomes in the 1400 block of Hadwick Drive in Essex. The victim suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to a lower extremity.

Police were dispatched to the hospital around 8:17 p.m. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact police by calling 410-307-2020.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate a fatal pedestrian crash on Eastern Avenue yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to the area of Eastern Avenue and Tidewater Lane around 1:11 p.m. Sunday when a 2017 Ram 1500 truck traveling westbound on Eastern Avenue struck a pedestrian that suddenly darted out into the roadway. The truck attempted to swerve to avoid the pedestrian but the woman collided with the passenger side of the truck. She was transported to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center where she later died.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the woman attempted to run across Eastern Avenue to catch a MTA bus that was stopped and loading passengers on the north shoulder of Eastern Avenue. She is identified as 19-year old Trinea Anerra Covington of the unit block of Ambo Circle, 21220.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting in Essex after the victim is driven to an area hospital by a friend.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim, a 24-year-old man, was in a parking lot in the 1100 block of Punjab Drive around 5:49 p.m. when he was approached by a group of men and ultimately shot at least once in the upper body. While the suspects immediately fled the scene, a friend drove the victim to the hospital. He is expected to survive his injuries.

The motive for this shooting remains under investigation. Given the shooting occurred in the early evening, police believe there may be witnesses with valuable information who have not yet spoken with investigators. Anyone who may have seen or heard anything out of the ordinary in the area of Punjab Drive around the time of the shooting, or who may have information regarding the shooting, is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate this crime.

Revised June 27, 2017