Juvenile shot at a park in Frederick County, Maryland
A boy was shot in the leg in Middletown Memorial Park Monday afternoon, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.
Around 12:20 p.m. police were called to the Middletown Memorial Park for shots fired. A 7-year-old male suffered an apparent gunshot wound in the leg while playing basketball at the park. He was transported via helicopter to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment where he remains in stable condition.
Through preliminary investigation into this incident and witness statements, sheriff’s office investigators do not believe a gun was fired in the immediate area of the park and believe the shot may have come from further away. At this time there is no indication that the juvenile was targeted or that the shooting was intentional, however it is still under early investigation. Initially on scene there was a description given of a person who had been walking in the area at the time of the incident; that person was located and found not be involved in any way. There was no other suspect description available for anyone believed to have fired the shot.