HANCOCK - A woman originally believed to have been shot on Thursday may have instead been struck in the head with the butt of a handgun, Maryland State Police said Friday. They are not releasing the woman's identity.
Initial reports indicated the woman was shot in the head at about 9:30 p.m. at Tollgate Ridge and McKinley Drive in Vista Village, a trailer court near Hancock, said Maryland State Police Cpl. G.L. Barnhart.
Police arrived and found the woman had sustained a wound to the head above the left temple area. She was transported to Washington County Hospital where she was treated for a superficial head wound and released, state police said.
The incident is believed to be drug-related, state police said. They are looking for a suspect known by the street name of "Special."