2 Kids Shot In Annapolis Maryland

Police seek public’s help in finding person who shot 2 kids.

Makaiyah White, Editor:Malik Oliver

Annapolis, Maryland, police and local leaders pleaded with the public for help in finding the person who shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl Monday night. “If you see something, say something,” said a frustrated Police Chief Edward Jackson said Tuesday afternoon. “It’s no way in hell — in hell — that we should be comfortable with 11-year-olds and 15-year-olds being shot anywhere.”

“ … Bad things happen when good people do nothing,” Jackson added.

The shooting happened around 7 p.m. in the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue, when the shooter emerged from a nearby wooded area and began firing “indiscriminately” into the street, wounding the two kids, who had been outside playing. Police believe the shooter then fled back into the woods. The 11-year-old girl has since been treated and released. The 15-year-old — who Mayor Gavin Buckley said is paralyzed — remains in the hospital in stable condition. And he said those involved “have to realize that this is not going to be tolerated in the city of Annapolis,” Buckley said.“ We will find you,” he added.

A 15-year-old girl was also injured while trying to flee the shooting and has been released from the hospital. A bullet hit a nearby home in that shooting, but no one was hurt.

More gunfire has since been reported around Annapolis, although it’s uncertain whether it’s connected with the earlier shooting: A few hours later, at 10:05 p.m. Monday, police responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the 1900 block of Copeland Street, near the Bywater Mutual Homes community. A parked vehicle and two homes were hit, but there were no injuries.