GRASONVILLE — Maryland State Police responded to a call to assist a gunshot victim on U.S. Route 50 near Station Lane Saturday night, Feb. 9.
A duty officer at the Centreville barracks said they received a citizen call for help about 9:45 p.m. saying a passenger in a gray Honda had a gunshot wound to their hip and they weren’t sure if the person who shot him was still following them; they were on their way to the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center.
The shooting had taken place in Prince George’s County, MSP said. Troopers secured the scene while medics responded.
Local paramedics only worked with the victim a few minutes; MSP MedEvac Helicopter Trooper 1 was already in the air, returning from a call in Caroline County, so it responded in four or five minutes, and the patient was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment, said Scott Haas, director of Queen Anne’s Emergency Services.
The victim and another occupant were leaving Bladensburg in their vehicle just after 9 p.m. when they were followed by a blue Honda, according to Lt. Calvin Tyson, public information officer with Prince George’s County Police.
They were traveling east on U.S. Route 50 when someone in the blue Honda shot at them, striking the victim, he said. They fled east across the Bay Bridge.
At this time, police do not know the motive for the shooting, and they are not releasing the victim’s name, Tyson said. He did confirm the shooting victim was an adult male. The investigation is ongoing.