State of Maryland

Three-Year Old Child Injured in Princess Anne Shooting

Maryland State Police are investigating a Princess Anne shooting that injured a young three-year-old boy in Somerset County early on Monday morning, on President’s Day, February 15, 2021.

The three-year-old victim is not being identified at this time. The child was transported from the scene of the shooting, by ambulance, to Tidal Health Peninsula Regional for treatment of injuries sustained in the Princess Anne shooting.

Shortly after 8:30 a.m. this morning, Maryland State Troopers from the Criminal Enforcement Division Lower Shore Region responded to a home in the 30,000 block of Bardwell Drive, which is located in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Maryland, in reference to a shooting that injured a young boy, who was 3-years old.  Upon Maryland State Police arrival to the residence, the victim and his father were being loaded into an ambulance so they could be transported to Tidal Health PRMC. 

The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was struck by a gun shot that appears to have entered the victim’s bedroom from outside of the home. The exterior of the home where the bullet entered faces east towards Route 13.   It is unclear at this time whether the gunshot came from someone inside a vehicle.

There were three adults in the home at the time of the incident. There were no other injuries reported.

Maryland State Troopers on scene, along with officers from the Princess Anne Police Department, and deputies from the Somerset County Sheriff’s office conducted a thorough search while securing the area.  They conducted neighborhood checks and interviewed several witnesses. Personnel from the Maryland State Police Crime Scene Unit also responded to collect evidence and process the scene.

Investigators ask anyone with information relevant to this Princess Anne shooting to contact Maryland State Police at the Princess Anne Barrack at 443-260-3700.  All calls may remain confidential.

The investigation into this Princess Anne shooting continues…