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UPDATED: Search Continues for Suspects Who Shot Two Men Near Library

Anne Arundel County Police are investigating a double shooting that happened Friday afternoon near the Brooklyn Park Library.

Anne Arundel County Police are investigating a double shooting that happened Friday afternoon near the Brooklyn Park Library. File|Patch
Anne Arundel County Police are investigating a double shooting that happened Friday afternoon near the Brooklyn Park Library. File|Patch

Updated 10 p.m.

Two people shot Friday afternoon in the area of the Brooklyn Park Library on 11th Avenue were targeted, but are expected to survive their injuries, Anne Arundel County Police said Friday night.

Park Elementary School was locked down as a precaution, but children were released to their parents, reports WJZ TV.

The police department’s Twitter feed says officers are looking for two suspects, described as black men in their 20s who were last seen on foot headed toward Brookwood Road.

According to a police statement, the two adult male victims were both suffering from multiple gunshot injuries. They were taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment of non life-threatening injuries and are listed in stable condition. 

The shooting occurred in nearby Brooklyn Heights Park and not within the library. Police say the victims were sitting on a bench in the park when two suspects approached and begin shooting at them. 

Because of the proximity of the shooting to Park Elementary School, the school was placed on lockdown. As a precaution, officers searched the school and declared it safe. Numerous officers were on hand for a modified dismissal. 

Preliminary information suggests that this was a targeted incident. The victims, ages 24 and 22, are both from the Brooklyn area of Anne Arundel County.

Numerous officers from searched the area for the suspects, but they were not found Friday night.

One of the suspects is a black man wearing a dark grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans; the other suspect is a black man wearing a black sweatshirt, black mask, and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northern District Detective Unit at 410-222-6135 or Metro Crime Stoppers, where you could be eligible for a reward. 

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