LAUREL, Md. (WJZ) — Five random attacks terrorized Maryland before police caught alleged serial shooter Hong Young. Now he could be linked to two more incidents.
Christie Ileto reports both happened 24 hours before he was arrested.
If Young is behind these two other incidents, that means he shot at four different locations the day before he was arrested.
Two more possible targets–both restaurants. Laurel police say 35-year-old Hong Young may be linked to another shooting. This time, at the Grand E Buffet and Grill.
An analysis shows bullets discovered from the storefront match other shootings in the area.
“I’m shocked. It doesn’t make any sense to me,” one man said.
The Laurel Police Department believes Hong Young fired four bullets into a window at the restaurant on Fort Meade Road.
On the same night, less than two miles away, police were also called to another restaurant that was vandalized–including the front door and windows of Leo Gao’s restaurant.
Ileto: “And he didn’t try to get in at all?”
Gao: “No. He didn’t try to get in. Just breaking and leaving.”
Cameras at Teppanyaki Grill and Buffet caught the vandalism and a grayish blue Lincoln Town Car–just like Young’s vehicle–used in five other shootings already being investigated, including a truck on the ICC, a building at NSA and allegedly firing at a driver near Arundel Mills Mall.
“He was hiding in plain sight. He was driving the same vehicle, he was caught on surveillance camera,” said Lt. T.J. Smith, Anne Arundel County Police Department.
The former corrections officer confessed to police voices prompted him to shoot at random. The FBI then seized ten guns from his Beltsville home–one a ballistics match to the shootings.
But new clues could mean more charges for the alleged serial shooter already facing attempted first-degree murder.
Young is being held at Anne Arundel County Detention Center with no bail.
Laurel police will work with the State’s Attorney’s Office in Prince George’s County to file additional charges for the two newest incidents.