Two children injured in “indiscriminate” shooting in Annapolis, police say – CBS Baltimore

ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) – Two children were shot Monday night in Annapolis, police said. Both victims were hospitalized.

Officers responded at 7:10 p.m. to the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue, where they found the two victims. According to WJZ reporter Cristina Mendez, the victims were a boy and a girl.

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Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson said authorities believe a gunman emerged from a wooded area near Tyler Avenue and “shot indiscriminately,” attacking both children, who have been described as ” very young.”

The children were playing outside at the time, and the suspect was about 100 meters away, Jackson said.

There is no description of a suspect and no one is in custody, but Jackson said he believes there is no threat at this time.

The gunman reported that “had left the way he came” through the woods.

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Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said he believes the children were not the target of the shooting.

One victim was transported to Traumatic Brain Injury, and the other to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Both campuses are in Baltimore.

The children have yet to be identified, and their condition is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 410-260-3439.

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Annapolis Police will hold a press conference Tuesday with more details. CBS News Baltimore will broadcast the announcement directly. Two children injured in “indiscriminate” shooting in Annapolis, police say – CBS Baltimore

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