Police Investigating Shooting Near Franklin Square Hospital

County officials say that they are investigating a shooting that occurred last night in the 9000 block of Franklin Square Drive, causing the nearby Franklin Square hospital to go on lock-down as a precautionary measure.

Around 11:30 pm last night, police received a call for a shooting across the street from a bus stop. When police officers arrived, they located an adult woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body.

The woman was transported to a local hospital, details on her current condition were not released.

Her identity is not being released by police at this time in order to protect her safety. Officials say that they believe the victim was targeted, but they “cannot confirm any suspect details or motive in the shooting”.

Police also say they believe there is no on-going threat to the safety of the hospital or the community at this time.


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