Two men were injured in a shooting behind a home in the 1700 block of Yakona Road, 21234, late last night.

Police responded to the scene around 11:32 p.m. for a call of shots fired, where they found one man laying on the ground with at least one gunshot wound to the lower body. While police and medics rendered aid to that victim, a second victim returned to the scene, also suffering at least one gunshot wound to the lower body. Both men, both age 23, were transported to an area hospital for treatment and are expected to survive their injuries.

Police are continuing to investigate and search for the suspect(s) who fled prior to their arrival but believe that both victims were targeted in this incident. Anyone who may have information on this crime is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident this morning.

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