Shards of glass flew into one driver’s eye and police say someone firing a BB gun near Loch Raven Reservoir is responsible. Weijia Jiang is following the search for the shooter.
Police are coming up short in that search and they fear the shooter could strike again.
It was supposed to be a quiet drive home from work.
“It was a nice day; I had my top down,” said Gordon Hector.
But for Hector, it became a dangerous ride.”
“Out of nowhere, I got a pain on my right leg like someone had punched me. I thought it was a bird that flew into the convertible,” said Hector.
He quickly realized it was not a bird but a gunshot, leaving a nasty wound that swelled and bruised.
Police say his was one of five cars a triggerman randomly shot at near the Warren Road Bridge at the Loch Raven Reservoir.
“I saw the BB on the floormat,” he said.
Police say the shootings took place on Sunday around 4 p.m. Patrols surrounded the scene where many windows were blown out. Along with Hector, a 25-year-old man was injured when glass flew into his eye.
Police believe the shooter was hiding out in the woods along Warren Road. The elevated location gives the suspects two advantages: you can see the cars clearly and it’s a good disguise. With so many branches, you can hide out anywhere.
“Police conducted an extensive search but were unable to locate the suspects,” said Rob McCullough, Baltimore County police.
“I got angry so I turned the car around and went back to see who had done that,” Hector said.
Angry but ultimately relieved.
“It’s ridiculous. That somebody didn’t get hurt, that somebody didn’t crash their car when their window was shot out or me getting hit is just lucky,” Hector said.
The suspect could face a hefty list of criminal charges for assault and property damage.
Police say the victim who got glass in the eye was treated and released from the hospital.