Keep on giv­ing

Elk­ton Moose Lodge cel­e­brates with ser­vice

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By JANE BELLMYER

jbellmyer@ce­cil­whig.com

— Even though the Elk­ton Moose Lodge needs a new roof on its club­house, the mem­bers are hon­or­ing their tra­di­tion of com­mu­nity ser­vice by mak­ing pre­sen­ta­tions to two or­ga­ni­za­tions.

On Satur­day, David Cal­lis, gov­er­nor of Lodge 851,

CHERRY HILL

handed a $500 cash do­na­tion to Singerly Fire Com­pany. Ken Streets, as­sis­tant fire chief, ac­cepted the do­na­tion on be­half of the com­pany.

“It will go into our gen­eral fund,” Streets said, shak­ing Cal­lis’ hand. Streets said it would be used for op­er­at­ing costs of the vol­un­teer or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Cal­lis then told Cpl.Michael Kalin­sky from the Ce­cil County Sher­iff’s Of­fice

Of­fi­cers dis­patched there found the vic­tims gone, but wit­nesses re­ported see­ing a man and a woman leav­ing the area had suf­fered gun­shot wounds.

Ac­cord­ing to Zurolo, those vic­tims were in­jured when the man picked up a hand­gun in­side the ve­hi­cle.

“The male vic­tim was get­ting into a ve­hi­cle at West End Gardens with the fe­male,” ac­cord­ing to the re­lease. “While the male be­gan to pick up a hand­gun from the seat of the ve­hi­cle, the gun fired and the round went through the male vic­tim’s hand and into the fe­male vic­tim’s stom­ach.”

A woman who was in the mo­tel of­fice at the time said she heard the shots fired and saw the pair leav­ing the com­plex on Route 40 near Land­ing Lane.

“The girl in the front seat was cry­ing,” Kahlie McClel­lan told the Whig at the scene Thurs­day.

She also saw a white car ar­rive with three peo­ple in­side. McClel­lan over­heard a con­ver­sa­tion in which one per­son in that car, upon hear­ing of the shoot­ing, said, “I’m sure who­ever got shot, it was for a rea­son.”

Mean­while, po­lice have nar­rowed down their search in Hollingsworth Manor to the 100 block of Hunts­man Drive. Shell cas­ings were re­cov­ered in that area. Zurolo said those cas­ings do not match the gun at the West End in­ci­dent.

“In­ves­ti­ga­tors con­tin­ued to can­vas the area for wit­nesses and sus­pects but were con­tin­u­ally met with hos­til­ity and in­di­vid­u­als re­fus­ing to speak with the po­lice,” he re­ported.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact Cpl. Ron Odom at 410-3984200 ext. 67.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

Adam Storey set up a ham­mock and stayed in the pav­il­ion at Moose Lodge 851 in Cherry Hill all night in or­der to baste the pork he had roast­ing on the grill for Satur­day’s Spring Fling.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

Al­leged sus­pects wait in the back of an Elk­ton Po­lice pa­trol car Thurs­day af­ter­noon at West End Gardens. Elk­ton po­lice are hav­ing trou­ble in­ves­ti­gat­ing shoot­ings at West End and Hollingsworth Manor be­cause as many as 60 wit­nesses will not co­op­er­ate.

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