Investigation into Elkton shootings continues
— Police continue to search for suspects and possibly more victims following shootings that occurred at two locations Thursday afternoon.
Efforts to solve the crime have been stymied by a lack of cooperation of bystanders in Hollingsworth Manor, according to Elkton Police Capt. Joseph Zurolo. There were approximately 60 individuals on the scene at the time, he said.
“Officers began to can-
vas the area for potential evidence, victims, suspects and any information related to the shooting,” he said in a press release. “No one would cooperate or provide any details as to what happened.
An unidentified woman was transferred from Union Hospital to Christiana for treatment of a gunshot wound to her stomach. Zurolo said Friday afternoon that mom and baby were fine. A male victim — also not identified by Elkton Police — suffered a hand wound. He was treated at Union Hospital and released.
Sgt. David Confer had been on patrol in Hollingsworth Manor just after 5 p.m. when he heard “numerous gunshots coming from the area of Cow Lane and Road 2,” Zurolo reported.
Not long after beginning their investigation in the neighborhood, police received word of a second shooting at the nearby West End Gardens motel.
that the lodge members would buy two items that CCSO’s community policing unit needs. Kalinsky said a flat screen television would be used at festivals and street fairs to promote the agency.
He also thanked the lodge for replacing a Go-Pro camera system, which was damaged during the funeral procession for Harford County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Logsdon in February. The agency uses the cam- era for various functions, including promotional and training films.
The lodge also supports such local family-centered organizations as the Boy Scouts, Cherry Hill Cougars and Cecil Soccer, he added.
The generosity comes as the 40-year-old civic organization is facing costs of $18,000 to $26,000 to replace the roof of their lodge on Cherry Hill Road north of Elkton. It’s a building the lodge has owned for 26 years. Callis said the lodge recently applied for a Moose International grant in hopes of getting help with the bill.
“This is the last year they’re going to do this,” he said of the $1 million pool of funds. “We’re hoping the third time is the charm.”
In the meantime, the members continue to hold fundraisers for the roof and various Moose sponsored charities. A Spring Fling was held Saturday complete with slow-roasted pork on the grill. Adam Storey put the pig on charcoals Friday night around 7 p.m.
“I stayed here overnight and kept basting it all night long,” Storey said. He tied a hammock in the pavilion to rest between basting sessions.
Nearby, Jason Stanley rotated hot dog rolls on a smaller grill saying toasted rolls make for a better hot dog.
“This is how my dad did it,” Stanley explained.
On a rise of grass above the picnic area children raced around with water pistols, got their faces painted and played carnival games.
“This is a family-friendly lodge,” Callis said. “We have movie nights and other events for our members and their children.”
He remembers playing in the hall while growing up.
“I came here as a kid while my mother tended bar,” he said, adding he’s been a member himself since 2005.
Men wishing the join the lodge pay $45. Women’s membership is $35. Membership comes with access to events, discounts on food and happy hour prices. However, membership is more than the private bar.
“We want people who will volunteer their time. This is a community service organization,” he said.
To contact the lodge about membership or upcoming public events call 410-398-1750.
A member of the Cecil County Sheriff’s office uses his patrol car to help anchor crime scene tape at West End Gardens.
Jason Stanley, a member of Moose Lodge 851 in Cherry Hill, toasts hot dog rolls on the grill during the Moose Lodge Spring Fling Saturday.
Moose Lodge 851 in Cherry Hill told Cpl. Michael Kalinsky from the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office that the lodge would be making a donation to the department.