UPDATE 4:19pm June 27, 2013: From the Annapolis Police Department:
On June 27, 2013 at 12:06 p.m. Annapolis police officers responded to the area of 1429 Tyler Avenue for a report of a subject shot. Officers located a twenty three year old man near the basketball courts suffering from a gun shot wound to the torso. The man was transported by ambulance to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where his condition is believed to be stable.
Officers are investigating the circumstances of the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Charles Bealefeld at 410-268-9000 ext 7299 or email at [email protected].
A man was shot in the Robinwood community in Annapolis this afternoon just after noon. Robinwood is one of the communities managed by the Housing Authority of Annapolis. The incident occurred in the 1400 block of Tyler Avenue.
Initially the victim was to be flown by helicopter, but the helicopter was canceled and instead he was transported to University of Maryland Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore by ambulance. His injuries were classified as life threatening and critical.
Police are just beginning their investigation and had an explosives dog on the scene in an attempt to find any spent shell casings or other bullets. The police have not released the name or age of the victim at this point.
Robinwood, a public housing community has been plagued with violence over the years and to a degree the residents seem to have become immune. While police were investigating a crime that most likely will be labeled a homicide, children were playing in the streets half a block away as if nothing out of the ordinary was happening.
Last month, a man was shot in the foot. In April, 2 men were found dead in their car at the 24-7 Mart at the entrance to the community–police say the deaths were a result of a drug overdose. In December 2012, Clarence Eugene Johnson (who subsequently turned himself in) is awaiting trial on murder charges stemming from a double shooting in the neighborhood that resulted in one death.