Route 90 Shootings Investigated

BERLIN — Local law enforcement officials yesterday were looking for the suspect or suspects who shot out windows of moving vehicles with a pellet gun along Route 90 near Ocean Pines on Wednesday night.

Around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Maryland State Police troopers responded to two separate cases of windows of vehicles traveling east on Route 90 being shot out with an apparent pellet gun. In both cases, the motorists were traveling east on Route 90 near the Route 589 ramp. In one case, a victim was struck in the shoulder with a projectile after it shattered the front passenger window. However, the victim was not injured in the shooting.

The investigation revealed an unknown suspect was hiding in a wooded area nearby and firing a pellet gun at vehicles as they drove past on eastbound Route 90. According to police reports, it appears likely the suspect utilized a pathway in the wooded area along Route 90 that backs up to residences in Ocean Pines.

Ocean Pines Police also responded and helped MSP troopers search the pathways and wooded areas near the scene for a suspect or suspects, but the individual or individuals responsible were not found. The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation (WCBI) was called in to conduct the investigation. The MSP and WCBI is urging anyone with information about the shootings to contact Detective Burnett at 410-352-3476, or the MSP Berlin Barrack at 410-641-3101.