A minor is expected to survive after being shot Monday afternoon in Parkville, according to Baltimore County police.
Police responded to the area of Dalton Road and Hillsway Avenue at about 3 p.m. Monday. Police spokesperson Joy Stewart said officers had received a call for shots fired and found the injured minor. He was taken to a hospital with what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries, she said.
Police were still seeking suspects Monday afternoon and set up crime scene tape near the corner of Dartmouth Avenue and Dalton Road at about 4:20 p.m. as they looked for evidence on the sidewalk and in the lawn outside a home. Shortly after the shooting, Halstead Academy, an elementary school, was placed on lockout, meaning exterior doors are locked and access is limited from the outside, but the school day takes place normally inside.
Neighbors heard several gunshots and then saw young people running down the street.
Tori Nichols, 15, was already home from school in her backyard on the 1300 block of Dalton Road when she heard what she at first thought were fireworks.
“It was like five fast gunshots,” she said.
Linda Mullen has lived in the neighborhood for about four years and usually feels comfortable sitting outside on her steps. She was in her living room watching TV on Monday afternoon when she heard gunshots close by.
“I heard something go boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,” Mullen said. “It’s sad; that’s all I have to say.”
Those with information are asked to contact 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
Baltimore Sun reporter Lilly Price and editor Maria Morales contributed to this article.