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The Frederick Police Department emblem is featured on the side of an interceptor vehicle.

A man was hospitalized after police say he was shot in the abdomen early Wednesday in downtown Frederick.

The Frederick Police Department responded at about 1:45 a.m. to the 100 block of North Court Street for a report of shots fired, according to a news release. They encountered a male, whose age was not disclosed, suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition, according to police.

Authorities believe the victim was targeted and that he was involved in an altercation just before the shooting.

Detectives are working to identify the people involved in the dispute and are asking for the public’s help.

Anyone who lives in the area of West Second Street and North Court Street and noticed anything out of the ordinary, or who has camera footage of the area, is asked to contact FPD. Residents can contact FPD anonymously via the tip line at 301-600-TIPS (8477), email fpdcrimetip@frederickmdpolice.org or text 240-674-TIPS (8477).

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Whenever someone bemoans how "bad" downtown Frederick has gotten, I would bet dollars to donuts they likely don't live anywhere close to the downtown area. I love getting opinions from the county on what's going on in my backyard. Violence is terrible and of course I don't celebrate crime down here, but if you hate downtown and miss the good old days, stay home! We have enough tourists treating this place like a trash can to begin with.


These folks are just afraid of everything. Our son and his wife have lived in Baltimore for 30+ years and operate a K-5 Charter school in the city. Yes, cities are more dangerous than rural areas but they have a lot to offer too. You just need to know where you shouldn’t go. Just like in Frederick.


West 2nd at North Court used to be considered a decent part of town. Looks like the thugs are expanding their territory. Frederick is 'Lil Baltimore in the making. What are all the libs going to do when it reaches that point?


Yes, as of yesterday, it’s not decent 🙄 a block from City Hall 😬 help help


Seriously? Go to Bmore for a few days... Frederick isn't close 🙄 this has nothing to do with "libs" or proposed policing reforms. No amount of policing would stop one person from having a personal altercation w someone else. Everyone around here has guns. What is your actual point?

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