PERRYVILLE — An unknown gunman remained on the loose Tuesday after he shot a man several times while they were walking together on a street in Perryville, spurring an attempted murder investigation, according to the Maryland State Police.
Investigators identified the victim as George Griffin, 36, of Perryville.
An MSP helicopter crew flew Griffin from the scene to Christiana Hospital in Delaware, where his medical condition was unavailable, as of Monday, police reported.
A nearby surveillance camera videotaped the shooting, which occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Friday in the 300 block of Front Street, according to an MSP spokesperson.
“Investigators were able to locate video of the attempted murder from the scene. That video showed the victim walking with an individual believed to be the suspect, who was wearing a light-colored hoodie and dark pants. The suspect then turns toward the victim and fires numerous shots, before the victim falls to the ground. The suspect turned and fled the scene,” the MSP spokesperson outlined.
As of Tuesday, no additional information about the suspect had been developed by investigators, police reported.
Griffin was found lying on a sidewalk in that neighborhood with “apparent gunshot wounds” shorty after the shooting, prompting Perryville Police Department officers to respond and start their on-scene investigation, according to police.
PPD officials contacted MSP shortly after midnight on Saturday, some 30 minutes after the shooting, and requested that agency’s assistance with the on-scene investigation, police reported.
MSP investigators with the Criminal Enforcement Division (North Division) responded to the scene, as did detectives with that agency’s Homicide Unit, police said. MSP crime scene technicians also responded, collecting and processing unspecified evidence after arriving, police added.
At some point, MSP took over the attempted murder investigation, police reported.
“Investigators spent the night searching the scene for evidence and interviewing witnesses in the area,” the MSP spokesperson said, adding that the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone who witnessed the shooting or may have information regarding the person or persons responsible for it is urged to contact Maryland State Police at the North East Barrack at 410-996-7800. Callers may remain anonymous.