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City police continue to probe weekend shooting

September 12, 2000

City police continue to probe weekend shooting



Continuing their investigation of last Friday's shooting, Hagerstown City Police believe someone may have seen the four suspects getting into a vehicle.

"We're looking for witnesses who would have been in the area of Charles and Potomac streets shortly after 9:20 p.m. Friday," said Lt. Gary Spielman.

Police would like to have a description of that vehicle in an effort to track down the four people involved.

In the meantime, one victim of that Jonathan Street shooting, Johnny Graham of New York, N.Y., remained in serious condition at Washington County Hospital, officials said Tuesday evening.

Graham was shot in the leg, police said.

A 17-year-old, also from New York, was treated for ankle wounds and released from the hospital, returning to New York with his mother, police said.

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The two victims were found lying on the sidewalk near Thelma's Store at the intersection of Jonathan Street and North Avenue shortly after 9:20 p.m.

Police on Saturday were searching for four black male suspects, two of whom exited a gray Honda Accord at about 9:20 p.m. and began firing shots at the victims, police said.

That Honda with Pennsylvania tags had been reported stolen earlier Friday from the Ramada Inn in Hagerstown, police said.

The victims said from the hospital Friday night that they had only recently arrived in Hagerstown and didn't know why anyone would shoot them, Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith said.

The victims told Smith they were standing near Thelma's Store when the Accord pulled up and the front and rear passengers, described as black males in their 20s, got out of the Accord and began shooting in the direction of the victims, police said.

Anyone with information may contact Hagerstown City Police at 301-790-3700 ext. 234.

Marlo Barnhart

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