Crime

ELKTON — A gunman remained on the loose Monday night after shooting a man in an Elkton-area neighborhood late last week, according to the Cecil County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators identified the victim only as a 34-year-old Elkton-area resident.

Lt. Michael Holmes, a CCSO spokesman, reported that the victim was driven in a private vehicle to Union Hospital in Elkton and then, from there, an ambulance crew transported him to Christiana Hospital in Delaware.

Holmes declined to specify the alleged victim's injuries, citing the ongoing investigation. As of early Monday night, information regarding the alleged victim's medical condition was unavailable.

CCSO deputies were dispatched to the Winding Brook neighborhood off Fletchwood Road at approximately 2:30 a.m. Thursday, after shots rang out, police said. When deputies arrived at the purported shooting scene, they learned that the alleged victim already had been taken to Union Hospital, police added.

"We're still trying to determine exactly where it (the shooting) occurred. We are still actively investigating this incident," Holmes told the Cecil Whig on Monday, explaining that he could provide only scant information because of the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information on the shooting are asked to contact CCSO Detective Sarah Zak at 410-392-2122 or at Sarah.Zak@ccdps.org. Information can be provided anonymously.

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