Minor charged as adult in Aberdeen shooting

June 8 – A 15-year-old minor is charged as an adult after he was arrested in the Wednesday shooting of a 19-year-old woman in Aberdeen.

At approximately 8:35 a.m., the Aberdeen Police Department responded to a report of a woman suffering a gunshot wound in the 100 block of Hanover Street. Upon arrival, officers found the victim lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the lower right abdomen, according to a department news release.

The shooting victim was transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where she is listed in critical condition, the statement said.

Police arrested the suspect, who fled on foot to the Valley Bottom Road unit block.

Investigators have determined that the suspect attempted to shoot a second woman at the Hanover Street location. This person was not injured.

Police said the victims were related to the suspect, but the motive is unclear at this time. Police are withholding names due to the age of the suspect and the relationship between suspect and victim.

After consultation with the Harford County State’s Attorney, the juvenile suspect was charged as an adult with multiple counts of attempted first and second degree murder, first and second assault degree, reckless endangerment and multiple weapons charges.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident should contact Det. Pick up at 410-272-2121.

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