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Laurel 14-year-old in critical condition after shooting

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Oct 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 06:34:18-04

Howard County Police say a 14-year-old boy from Odenton is in critical condition after being shot late Saturday night. Police say after 11 p.m. officers and emergency responders who were already in the area were called to the 9000 block of N Laurel Rd; the victim was able to received care from fire department personnel and rushed to Johns Hopkins Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Several residents of the Whiskey Bottom Square neighborhood said that they heard the shots last night.

"It's a quiet community. We've never had anything like this happen in our neighborhood. I was shocked," said one woman who didn't want to be identified.

The resident also said some neighbors have recently complained about a group of young people hanging out near homes.

Police are investigating this incident, anyone who may have any information on a suspect or who may have seen or heard anything at near that time and location is asked to call police at 410-313-STOP or email HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.