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Suspect in custody in Elkton double shooting incident

A suspect wastaken into custody Monday morning after the discovery of two shooting victims on Cox Lane in Elkton, Maryland State Police said. They identified the suspect as Zachary Hurt, 23, of Elkton.

A man and a woman were discovered with gunshot wounds at 1 a.m. Monday, the state police said in a news release.

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Police identified the shooting victims as Michael Sells, 27 and Alexis Blickenstaff, 24, both with no fixed address. Police said the victims were staying the Elkton area. They were taken to Christiana Hospital where medical personnel said the injuries were believed to be non-life threatening.

Police said the victims were uncooperative with Maryland State Police investigators.

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Law enforcement officers, who used a Maryland State Police helicopter, K-9 units and other personnel, located Hurt as he left a wooded area on Keithley Lane in Elkton at 9:45 a.m. Monday, police said. Hurt, who was not armed when he was arrested, walked out of the woods near a trailer and surrendered without incident.

Hurt faces several charges, including two counts each of attempted second degree murder and first degree assault, police said in the release.

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