UPDATE FROM SMCSO – On April 27, 2022, at 9:40 p.m. deputies responded to the 47400 block of Southampton Drive in Lexington Park for the reported shooting. Deputies arrived on scene and located a male victim, age 21 of Lexington Park, suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was transported by helicopter to an area trauma center for treatment. Detectives and Crime Lab personnel from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and continued the investigation.
Preliminary investigation determined the victim was walking on Southampton Drive when a vehicle approached and fired numerous times at the victim, striking the victim once, two homes and a vehicle in the area.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Austin Schultz at (301) 475-4200 extension 1953 or by email at Austin.Schultz@stmarysmd.com.
Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.
LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — We are receiving reports this evening that one man is being transported after reportedly sustaining multiple gunshot wounds.
At approximately 9:42 p.m. on April 27, first responders were called to the scene of a reported shooting in the 47000 block of Southampton Drive.
Upon arrival, crews located a 21-year-old male victim who had reportedly sustained two gunshot wounds to his leg, and was in need of further medical treatment.
Bullet casings were located in the road at the scene, and were marked as evidence by police.
EMS would call for the victim to be transported by air to a nearby trauma center.
A helicopter from the Maryland State Police Aviation was called to make the transport. The initial landing zone was set at a nearby ballfield.
This is a developing story. We will continue to provide additional details as they are made available.
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