Monday, May 19, 2008

Second Shooting in Oakland Mills

Police say the latest incident does not appear related to the first, which is certainly no source of comfort. The Examiner reports that two groups were involved in some sort of fracas and police had to evacuate neighbors from their homes.

From the HoCo PD.

Howard County Police are investigating an assault and shooting that occurred overnight in Columbia. The victim, 24-year-old Wayne Ronald Hamlin, of the 5900 block of Harpers Farm Road, was treated and released from Shock Trauma this morning for a gunshot wound to the shoulder and facial lacerations.

Preliminarily, it does not appear this incident is related to the deadly shooting of Jason Batts, 23, in Columbia the night before.

Police were called to the 5800 block of Thunder Hill Rd. for shots fired at 1:12 this morning. Investigators believe two groups of people became involved in an altercation outside, during which Hamlin was injured. Detectives have not confirmed the cause of the dispute.

Witnesses reported to police they saw a group of people running into an apartment in the 5800 block of Thunder Hill Road. Police evacuated neighboring apartments in the building and took the residents to a nearby police satellite office. Officers made entry and are talking to the people found inside the apartment in question. At this time, police have not yet charged anyone. The evacuated residents were allowed back inside around 6 a.m.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call police 410-313-3200.

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