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Man Shot During Auto Theft On Crain Highway, Police Say

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Police are investigating after a shooting on Crain Highway in Anne Arundel County Tuesday afternoon.

Police said a man called 911 saying he had been shot and his car had been stolen.

"The victim called 911 and we located him there," Jon Mahaffee, of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, said.

Police said the incident started at another location on Crain Highway. The victim was inside his vehicle when two suspects approached him and forced him into their gray minivan.

"At that point, one of the suspects began driving the victim in the gray minivan, the other suspect was driving the silver 4 runner," Mahaffee said. "At some point in time in the minivan, he was shot by the suspect."

Police said the two male suspects then pulled over into Crain Court using the victim's vehicle after shooting him in his upper torso, leaving behind both the victim and their minivan.

The victim said both of the suspects were wearing black clothing and a yellow construction vest.

The victim was taken to Shock Trauma with non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives believe this was a targeted incident.

"Right now, the investigation points us to being targeted," Mahaffee said. "We don't believe this was a random act of violence. However, we are going to be increasing patrols in this area to alleviate any community concerns."

Anyone with any information is asked to call 410-222-8610 or the TipLine 410-222-4700.

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