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Shot fired into home just misses sleeping child

Anne Arundel police are still searching for a man who fired a shot into a Glen Burnie home, striking a wall just feet from a sleeping child Friday night.

Police reported on Monday the shooter was chasing a 27-year-old man when he fired a shot that entered a home on Secluded Post Circle. The shot lodged into a wall four feet above a sleeping resident.

Lt. T.J. Smith, an agency spokesman, confirmed the resident was a 5-year-old.

"Fortunately, no one was injured," Smith said.

Smith could not say whether the child was a boy or girl.

The search for the shooter and a vehicle believed to be connected to the shooting remains ongoing.

"We're hoping that the vehicle has been in the area before and someone recognizes it and calls in a tip," Smith said.

Police responded to Secluded Post Circle shortly before 10 p.m. for reports of shots fired through the window of a home. A preliminary investigation revealed a man visiting family in the area was walking in the 7900 block of Gentle Breeze Court when he was approached by a man armed with a semi-automatic handgun, police said.

The man ran toward Secluded Post Circle and was chased by the gunman, who then fired multiple shots, police said.

One of the shots traveled several hundred feet across the street and through the home's front window.

Witnesses reported hearing three or four shots and seeing two men drive away in a mid-2000s black and gray Chevrolet Avalanche with chrome wheels. Witnesses also reported seeing a man walking in the area minutes before the shooting.

The man is black and in his mid-20s, around 6 feet tall, with a thin build and a dark complexion with medium-length dreadlocks.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Eastern District detectives at 410-222-6145.

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling the Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-866-7LOCKUP or texting "MCS" plus a message to CRIMES (274637).

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