Man shot in back today in North Mulberry Street area of Hagerstown

October 11, 2007|By ERIN JULIUS

A 29-year-old man was shot in the back Thursday morning as he walked in the area of North Mulberry Street, according to Sgt. Paul Kifer of the Hagerstown Police Department.

Police were called to Washington County Hospital at 3:43 a.m. Thursday for a report of a gunshot victim.

The man's injuries were not life-threatening and he was expected to be released from the hospital Thursday, Kifer said.

Police did not release the victim's name.

According to the victim, he was walking in the area of North Mulberry Street and East Avenue when a burgundy sedan traveling west on East Avenue passed him, Kifer said.

The man heard what sounded like firecrackers and started to run, then was shot in the back, Kifer said.

The bullet entered the victim's back and came out his shoulder, Kifer said.

Investigators found no evidence of a crime scene in the North Mulberry Street and East Avenue area, Kifer said.


Anyone with information may call the Hagerstown Police Department at 301-790-3700 or send e-mail to

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