Shotgun blast injures 76-year-old man


A 76-year-old man was shot in the head last night by a shotgun blast fired through a front window of his secluded Green Spring Valley home, authorities said.

William E. Lamble Jr., a former food industry executive, was seriously wounded by the blast and flown by state police MedEvac helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police said Mr. Lamble and his wife were watching television around 8:40 p.m. on the first floor of the two-story home in the 10700 block of Greenspring Ave., when someone fired at least one shotgun blast -- apparently from a vantage point close to the house.

The wife, whose name was not divulged, heard what she thought was an explosion before realizing her husband was hurt. She called a neighbor, who dialed 911, then set off a security alarm. A county ambulance crew drove the wounded Mr. Lamble to nearby St. Timothy's School campus, which was used as a helicopter landing site.

Police said the motive for the shooting was unknown.

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