On Wednesday evening, December 5th, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 8000 block of Treasure Avenue in Walkersville for a report of a shooting that had just occurred.
Upon arrival, deputies found a 20 year old male with a gunshot wound to his rear upper thigh area. The victim was confronted outside of his residence and subsequently shot.
Emergency Medical Services units arrived and treated the victim at the scene. The victim was then transported via helicopter to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The victim is currently in stable condition.
During an interview this afternoon, Taylor Clarke, spokesperson for the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, stated that the victim’s identity will not be released during this stage of the investigation.
The suspect reportedly fled the scene after the shooting. Units canvassed the area for the suspect without success. Ms. Clarke told GladeValley.net that the investigation is continuing and witnesses are being interviewed.
It is believed that the incident was victim specific and was not random. The investigation is ongoing and more details will be provided as they become available.
The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in obtaining any information that might lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect from this incident. Please contact Detective Bird at 301-600-7118, or call our anonymous tips line at 301-600-4131.