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Gunman arrested after shooting man and woman in Elkton

Posted at 12:50 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 14:11:37-04

ELKTON, Md. — Maryland State Police Troopers located and arrested a suspect they say shot a man and a woman in Elkton on Labor Day.

Police say just after 1 a.m., troopers were notified of two shooting victims who were shot in the area of Cox Lane. They say at the scene, they found a 27-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and a 24-year-old woman shot in her upper right leg.

An investigation revealed that allegedly 23-year-old Zachury Hurt shot the victims and fled the scene shortly after.

The victims were taken to Christiana Hospital for treatment for their injuries.

Around 9:45 a.m., an MSP Aviation helicopter along with K9 units searched for the suspect and found Hurt in a wooded area on Keithly Lane and arrested him.

Police are asking anyone who may have further information about this shooting to contact the Maryland State Police North East Barrack at 410-996-7800.