ESSEX, Md. (WJZ) — A shooting in Essex Monday afternoon left two people injured, county police said.
Police responded to the 900 block of Ashbridge Drive, 21221 at 1:25 p.m. and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds outside of the Kings Mills Apartments and Townhomes.
They were both taken to an area hospital.
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Police said the suspect or suspects remain at large, but they don’t believe there is a threat to the public at this time.
“The information that we have at this point is that as those two people left the apartment complex, they were then approached… and someone fired, at least one person fired a gun at them,” Baltimore County Police Department spokesperson Ofc. Jen Peach said, adding the incident appears to have been targeted.
Residents in the area were shaken up by the crime.
Dashae Wiggins, who lives in the complex, said he was watching TV in bed when he heard the gunshots ring out.
“I was just like dang, I just couldn’t believe it because it was just so close,” Wiggins said.
Another nearby resident, Hassan Adekanmba, recalled a double shooting that happened last January at the same complex. That shooting left east Baltimore rapper “Dee Dave” dead.
“Last year there was a shooting right in this (area…), so since that time, I’ve always been very careful around here because I know It can always happen,” Adekanmba said.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen anyone or anything in that area at the time of the shooting to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.