OCPD Investigating Drive-By Shooting

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City police this week continued to investigate shots fired early last Friday morning in the downtown area, and although a suspect has not been identified nor have any victims surfaced, there have been reports of damage to a vehicle in the area.

Around 2:45 a.m. last Friday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers responded to a report of several gunshots being fired in the area of 33rd Street and Philadelphia Avenue near the McDonalds.

OCPD officers searched for a potential suspect or suspects to no avail. Later the same morning, OCPD officers were alerted to evidence of damage caused by ammunition to a vehicle nearby.

As of mid-week, OCPD detectives were still actively investigating the case to determine who fired the shots and for what reason. Again, no victims have been reported in the shooting incident.

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About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.