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LINKWOOD — Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday in Dorchester County.

Shortly after 2:20 p.m. Oct. 17, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting in the 3700 block of Ocean Gateway in Linkwood. According to a preliminary investigation, the victim, Douglas Washington McKnight, 77, of Linkwood, was declared deceased at the scene.

Homicide investigators from the Maryland State Police responded to the scene. McKnight's body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

The Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office are assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Maryland State Police at 443-480-6818. The case remains under investigation.

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