19-Year-Old Recovering In Hospital After Being Shot In Woodlawn

WOODLAWN, Md. (WJZ)—A young man trying to walk to the convenience store never made it. Now he’s fighting for his life in the hospital.

Weijia Jiang explains he was shot several times on Tuesday night.

It happened as the victim was walking to a store around 10:30 p.m.

“He was in critical condition when we transported him to the hospital, and he remains in a life-threatening situation. We do not have any information about these suspects,” said Elise Armacost, Baltimore County police.

Police are looking for two men who fled the scene.

They say it happened at the 2500 block of Molton Way in Woodlawn, as the victim was walking to a nearby 7-11 convenience store.

“It’s ridiculous, you know,” said a neighbor. It’s why I try to get what I get in the daytime then stay in.”

“I’m shocked to hear that,” said Salim Muhammad, neighbor. “I thought this was a safe place for people to walk.”

In fact, security measures are in place around the neighborhood, where Theresa Powell has lived for 16 years.

“It’s a sad occasion. It shouldn’t have happened. As things go on, people just do mean things nowadays,” Powell said.

Powell has a new feeling about the place she’s called home for so long.

“A little leery, because if it could happen to him walking to the store it could happen to me,” she said.

At this point police have not worked out a motive. They don’t know if the victim knows the suspects. If you have any information they urge you to let them know right away.

The victim remains in the hospital in critical condition.

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