Police are searching for the man who fired on a couple in downtown Elkton on Friday afternoon, sending a man to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.
Elkton police Lt. Larry Waldridge said officers were called to the intersection of Booth and High streets at 2 p.m. for reports of a shooting.
Waldridge said officers found the victim, 21-year-old Kalin Hubbard, at his home on nearby Clinton Street. Hubbard suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Christiana Hospital where he was listed in critical but stable condition, Waldridge said.
"What we know right now is that the victim was involved in a verbal altercation in the 200 block of East High Street, during which numerous rounds were fired," Waldridge said. "We have a person of interest that we're currently looking for and we've taken a couple people into custody for questioning."
Waldridge said the identity of the person of interest is being withheld at this time.
"The investigation is ongoing and information will be released as its available," Waldridge said.
However, one man familiar with the shooter said he is an 18-year-old resident of an apartment building at the corner of High and Booth streets.
Ronny Fitts said Hubbard was staying with Fitts' daughter at the family's second floor apartment when they received a call from the alleged shooter, who lives on the third floor.
"I answered the phone and he acted normal," Fitts said. "He asked my daughter for a ride and said he would meet them outside."
When the man and woman exited the apartment building onto High Street, their 18-year-old neighbor came up behind them and began firing, Fitts said.
"He just started busting off," he said. "It was like an ambush."
Fitts said he heard as many as 10 shots fired.
"I have no idea what it was about," he said of the shooting. "I've known this kid for years. He grew up right above us."
Fitts said he believes the victim was shot at least twice.
About 30 minutes after the shooting, officers surrounded a van in the Walnut Hill neighborhood, although it is not known if that incident was directly related to the shooting.