A Daltile employee was wounded by gunshots outside the company’s Eldersburg facility in what Carroll County’s sheriff described as a targeted shooting early Wednesday morning.
According to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the sound of gunshots in the area of 1470 Progress Way, across Md. 32 from Liberty High School, at about 5:16 a.m. Daltile, a flooring and wall tile company, is listed online as being located at the same address.
Upon arriving, sheriff’s deputies and Carroll County Emergency Medical Services found a man with gunshot injuries. He was flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
The man’s condition had not been released as of Wednesday afternoon. Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees said the victim is from the Baltimore area but would not elaborate.
“We believe that this individual was targeted,” DeWees said. “The individual or individuals that committed the crime we don’t believe are any longer in the area.”
“I had a deputy on the scene within minutes,” DeWees said.
A call to Daltile’s corporate office was not immediately returned Wednesday morning.
“Detectives from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, as well as Forensic Services Technicians, responded to the scene to continue the investigation,” according to the initial release. “The investigation is active and ongoing. No further details are being released at this time."
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at 410-386-5900 or the Anonymous TIPS Hotline at 1-888-399-TIPP.
Progress Way at Md. 32 was reopened after being closed for about an hour, according to a tweet from the Sheriff’s Office.
In May, a man was found dead at a business about four miles away from where the shooting victim was found on Progress Way on Wednesday.
Robert Gurecki, 56, of Hagerstown, was located on the floor of an office in the 5300 block of Enterprise Street on May 4. The matter was being investigated as a possible homicide. Gurecki was president of Retro Environmental Inc., where his body was found.