Cambridge double shooting sends 2 teens to hospital, 1 critical condition
Camrbidge, Maryland – A shooting early Wednesday morning in Cambridge sent two teenagers to the hospital with goneshot wounds.
The two victims, age 14 and 17, were shot in the leg at around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The victims then ran away to opposite sides of the 900 block of Camelia St. according to Cambridge PD.
The 17-year-old victim was found bleeding by police within minutes of the incident and was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore in critical condition.
That victim remains in the hospital, while the 14-year-old was released from the hospital Wednesday morning.
Police are using footage from city police cameras to identify those involved in the incident and the motive for the shooting.
“It was pretty obvious to us that this was a personal issue,” said Cambridge Police Department Operations Captain Justin Todd.
Todd told 47ABC that police believe two seperate guns were used during the shooting.
Neither have been recovered by police.
“It’s sickening that young kids now have these handguns,” said one Cambridge resident who declined to be named.
He said his grandchildren are the same age as the victims, and that they could have been injured had they been walking on the street at the time.
“The violence has got to stop,” said another Cambridge resident who also declined to be named.
Police said they need witnesses to do interviews and bring information to help solve the case, but so far no one has come forward.
“Shots rang out all over the place, we know there were witnesses that saw what happened, unfortunately, we have had no progress getting them to come forward,” Todd said.
Todd believes that residents may be worried about retaliation if they are seen speaking to or cooperating with police.
“People are scared, they don’t want to be seen talking to us,” he said adding, “but what the community needs to realize is that is to fix these problems is we need to come together to deal with these people who are putting the safety of the community at risk.”