A Severn youth was charged with a handgun violation and reckless endangerment yesterday after a Glen Burnie woman accidentally was shot in the head with a .380-caliber handgun, county police said.
The woman, Gina Marie Dauria, 19, was in serious but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, officials said.
Police were called to the woman's home in the Southgate Apartments about 12:30 a.m. by neighbors who said they heard shots being fired and a woman screaming. Soon thereafter, officials at North Arundel Hospital called them to report that a woman, later identified as Ms. Dauria, was there with a gunshot wound. She later was transferred to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.
Homicide detectives allege that the gun went off after the youth handled it, the bullet striking Ms. Dauria, The youth walked Ms. Dauria a short distance to North Arundel Hospital after she was shot.
Police said they charged Christopher Ashley Ennals, 17, of the 7300 block of Musical Way as an adult because of his alleged reckless handling of the handgun and because it was not registered.
Bullets strike 4 cars and wall inside home
County police said someone fired six shots in the area of the Tall Pines Apartments yesterday morning, damaging four cars and sending a bullet through the window of one of the residences, officials said.
Officer Bryan Culbertson was on routine patrol near Hospital Drive and Elvaton Road shortly before 12:30 a.m. when he heard six shots coming from the 7800 block of Tall Pines Court. Witnesses told him that a man who may have fired the shots had just run away.
A bullet passed through the windshield and passenger window of a 1986 Ford Mustang owned by a 26-year-old man who lives in the apartments and made a small dent in the back of a 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass, also owned by the man. Another bullet went into the hood of a 1988 Volkswagen Fox owned by a 33-year-old woman who lives in the apartments and another made a dent in a 1987 Toyota Corolla belonging to a 27-year-old Millersville woman.
A fourth bullet went through the front window of a 44-year-old woman's residence and lodged in the wall.
Glen Burnie collegian selected for Who's Who
Carrie Schuster, the daughter of Carol and Richard Schuster of Glen Burnie, has been selected for the 1995 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, the annual directory of outstanding students throughout the nation.
A senior majoring in social work at Western Maryland College, Ms. Schuster is a member of Phi Mu sorority, the Social Work Club, the College Activities Planning Board and the peer mentoring program.
Another area student, senior Michele Spangle, the daughter of Robert and Sylvia Spangle of Glen Burnie, has been named to the dean's list at St. Mary's College.