CAMBRIDGE, Md. – A Cambridge teen is behind bars following a shooting that left a child critically injured Sunday afternoon.
At around 4:50 pm, police responded to the 500 block of Clinton Street for a report of a 7-year-old child who had been shot. The child reportedly suffered from a single gunshot wound to the head and was taken to the hospital, but was later flown to Johns Hopkins for surgery. We’re told the child remains at Johns Hopkins in critical condition.
Officers on scene learned that a second victim, a 16-year-old, was assaulted in the incident. Further investigation revealed that a 16-year-old male from Cambridge approached another 16-year-old male on the street with a handgun. During the altercation, the handgun discharged and hit the child, who was standing nearby, in the head. The suspect fled the area, however, officers were able to locate him a short time later.
The suspect has been charged with two counts of first and second degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, and several handgun charges. He is currently being held without bond.