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Shooting victim out of hospital

December 05, 1998|By BRENDAN KIRBY

The man who was shot on Friday night was released from the hospital on Saturday, officials said.

Hagerstown City Police identified the victim as Jarrard Jordon, 21, who has no fixed address. Jordon was treated for his injuries and released from Washington County Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police offered few new details of the shooting on Saturday.

When officers arrived in the 300 block of North Jonathan Street at about 10:35 p.m. on Friday, they found Jordon lying in the first floor entry way of 229 N. Jonathan St. He had been shot in the back shoulder area, police said.

Although he was conscious, police said Jordon was only able to give a limited description of his assailant.

The suspect was described only as a black male, police said. The victim could not describe his clothing, they said.

Numerous spent shell casings were found in the area and a vehicle parked in the 300 block of North Jonathan Street was damaged by gunfire, police said.

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Police also said Saturday that they are investigating the possibility of a second suspect, although they have not confirmed that angle, authorities said.

The site of the shooting was designated as a HotSpot last year.

Washington County received a $221,000 grant to squash crime in small, high-crime neighborhoods with a comprehensive attack that combines the police, community groups, parole and probation agents and after-school programs.

Just two months ago, officials announced that violent crime in the neighborhood was down 20 percent during the first half of 1998.

There was a shooting on Jonathan Street on April 8.

A Waynesboro, Pa., man was shot as he was riding by in a car, Hagerstown City Police said.

Tyler Lamont Moore, 24, told police that he ducked after hearing gunshots but discovered he had been hit in the arm.

He was treated at Washington County Hospital and released.

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