Bel Air man shot leaving Joppa tattoo parlor Tuesday night

A Bel Air man was shot Tuesday night as he was leaving a tattoo shop in Joppa, police said.

Around 10:20 p.m., Ryan Jay Kerrigan, 28, walked out of Stone House Tattoos in the 900 block of Pulaski Highway to his car, when he was accosted by two men, he told police.

Kerrigan said he fought back and one of the assailants discharged a firearm. He was hit once in the arm, according to a news release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Kerrigan was taken by Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company ambulance to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore with non life-threatening injuries.

The assailants were described as black men, one wearing a white shirt and the other wearing a yellow and white shirt. They drove away in an unknown vehicle, the Sheriff's Office said.

Detectives are investigating the shooting.

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