Baltimore County police investigating shooting in Essex

Baltimore County police are investigating a shooting that took place Monday night in Essex.

Police said at 6:50 p.m. officers and fire personnel responded to the area of Middleborough Road and Hartland Road for a report of a shooting. A man suffering from at least one gunshot wound was found at Middleborough Road and Route 702.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

Police said the shooting occurred at Strawflower and Sandystone roads, not far from where the victim was found. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

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