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8-year-old girl dead in shooting in Towson

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Posted at 11:26 PM, Aug 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-04 15:48:38-04

TOWSON, Md. — An 8-year-old girl is dead after she was shot Wednesday night in Towson.

Police responded around 9:25 p.m. to a home in the 6300 block of Sherwood Road. Officers say the girl was found in the basement with serious injuries.

She was taken to a hospital where she died.

A minor was charged in the deadly shooting, according to Baltimore County Police.

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Baltimore County Police say there is no threat to the public. The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation.

The next day, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski released the following statement regarding the shooting:

“Any incident of gun violence is tragic, and even more so when it leads to the death of a child. All of Baltimore County grieves with the family who lost a child last night. The police department is actively investigating this incident, and more details will be shared when appropriate.”

WMAR-2 News will have more details as it becomes available.