Update: Man shot with BB gun near Hereford High School

A man was injured when he was shot with a BB gun near Hereford High School at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night, Baltimore County police said.

The victim, estimated to be in his 50s, had an upper-body wound and is expected to survive, police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said. Police said initially that they were not sure whether the weapon was a BB gun or a low-caliber handgun.

Authorities are searching the area of the 17300 block of York Rd. for a suspect, who might have also caused a nearby car crash, in which a vehicle left the road, police said.

No athletic events were taking place at the high school, and traffic in the area was low Wednesday night, police said.

Police did not release a suspect description, but they are asking anyone who sees anything suspicious in the area to call 911.

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