Police seek info on shots fired in Charles County

WALDORF, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are hoping information from the public can help connect two cases in Charles County.

Officials say two reported incidents of shots fired in Waldorf, Md. may be connected. On April 2 at 10:15 a.m., officers responded to the area of Bannister Circle and St. Ignatius Drive for the report of shots fired, according to the Charles County Sheriff's Office.

Officers did not find any suspects, but did find evidence a gun had been fired, officials say. Witnesses indicated several people had fled the scene on foot.

While officers were canvassing the area, they observed a male running from them, according to officials. They ordered him to stop, he refused and as the officers pursued the subject, he threw a gun to the ground. The subject was apprehended and the gun was recovered. Officers also located other subjects and are trying to establish their connection to the event.

About three hours later, at 1:15 p.m., officers responded to the 3200 block of Greenwich Court in Waldorf for the sound of gunshots, according to officials. Officers arrived and noted several bullet holes to a house and a car. Two men were inside, but they were not injured.

Detectives are looking into the possibility the cases are related and at this point, it does not appear the events were random. Additional patrols have been directed to the area and detectives are pursuing leads. Anyone with information is asked to call (301) 932-2222. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.


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