SERV­ING CE­CIL COUNTY SINCE 1841 Two shoot­ings in­ves­ti­gated in Elk­ton

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By JANE BELLMYER

jbellmyer@ce­cil­whig.com

— Two shoot­ings Thurs­day af­ter­noon in two dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions may be con­nected, ac­cord­ing to wit­nesses at West End Gar­dens, how­ever, au­thor­i­ties had yet to ver­ify their ac­counts as of press time Thurs­day.

Around 5 p.m. Thurs­day, po­lice re­sponded to the apart­ment com­plex on Route 40 and to the nearby Hollingsworth Manor neigh­bor­hood.

As the in­ves­ti­ga­tion be­gan, in­ves­ti­ga­tors from the

ELK­TON

Elk­ton Po­lice Depart­ment, Ce­cil County Sher­iff’s Of­fice and Maryland State Po­lice were look­ing for at least one vic­tim and a sus­pect. The vic­tim, ac­cord­ing to early re­ports, was a preg­nant woman.

Kahlie McClel­lan said she was in the of­fice at West End Gar­dens when she heard two shots fired.

“I heard the gun­shots. I know it was here,” she said.

Other wit­nesses claimed the shoot­ing hap­pened else­where, but the vic­tim came to the apart­ments to get help.

McClel­lan said that not long af­ter the shots were fired, she saw un­fa­mil­iar cars.

“There was a car — ei­ther dark blue or black — it goes rush­ing out of here, and I see a girl in the front seat cry­ing,” she re­called. “Then a white car pulls up with three peo­ple in­side.”

She saw the white car and the blue car pause. When the blue car left, she asked if the woman in that car was OK.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gate a re­ported shoot­ing at West End Gar­dens in Elk­ton on Thurs­day evening.

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