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Shots fired in Hagerstown

Smithsburg man charged

June 01, 2010

HAGERSTOWN -- A Smithsburg man was charged with possession of a handgun and discharging a firearm in the city in connection with shots fired Monday night in the 400 block of Park Place, Hagerstown City Police said.

Robert Cole, 25, of 60 S. Main St., was taken into custody in the 10:30 p.m. shooting, in which no injuries were reported, police said. Officers searched the area with the assistance of a police dog team, but were unable to find a firearm.

Witnesses provided officers with a description of a man who fired five or six shots to the rear of 455 Park Place, police said.

Police alleged that after the shooting, Cole walked to the area of the 400 block of North Jonathan Street and to North Street.

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Police ask that residents in the area check around their homes and properties for a handgun. If a weapon is found, police ask that they be called at 301-790-3700.

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