Park Shooting (copy)

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office investigators search for evidence after a 7-year-old boy was shot in the leg while playing basketball at Middletown Memorial Park on South Church Street on July 27. 

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is now offering $2,500 to anybody with information leading to the person involved in a shooting at a Middletown park in July that left a 7-year-old boy injured. 

The boy was playing basketball at Middletown Memorial Park on Church Street on July 27, when he was shot in the leg at around 12:20 p.m., The Frederick News-Post previously reported. The sheriff's office does not believe the boy was targeted, and witnesses in the area reported hearing what sounded like target shooting in the area. 

Investigators in the sheriff's office do not believe the shot was fired in the immediate area of the park and believe the shot may have come from further away, according to a previous news release.

Anybody with information about the shooting is asked to call Det. Timothy Moore Jr. at 301-600-3608 or email Anonymous tips can be left at 301-600-4131.

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Steve Bohnel is the county government reporter for the Frederick News-Post. He can be reached at He graduated from Temple University, with a journalism degree in May 2017, and is a die-hard Everton F.C. fan.

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the reward is to get the person who knows who did the shooting to rat him out because he/she is to much of a punk to confess


A guy kills someone at Cactus and nothing happens. The kid being shot in the leg is no small beans. But, it’s sounding like accidental. Which case is justice most critical?


Ummm, Plumbum, do you happen to remember just why nothing "happened" with the Cactus Flats homicide? Haven't you made a fool of yourself enough with the biased, and ignorant, comments you've posted re. that incident? And do you really want to continue doing so?


Why is this incident still getting this level of scrutiny? What's really going on here?



A kid almost got killed. Seems like it deserves scrutiny.


But he didn’t get killed.


"The sheriff's office does not believe the boy was targeted, and witnesses in the area reported hearing what sounded like target shooting in the area.", why the extra scrutiny by offering a reward for more information?



They needed to offer a reward so someone rats out the shooter. Someone knows who was target shooting that day, but they're protecting the shooter. Responsible gun owners don't target shoot near parks and residences... A child was struck by a stray bullet. If my kid was shot in the park I'd want the shooter to be identified and charged. Thankfully the child didn't die, but there are medical bills, possibly months of physical therapy, maybe even PTSD... this isn't the wild west. People need to be held responsible for their actions.


Gotcha, Frankie1. Good points. [thumbup][ninja]


Not all people read the FNP. It’s very likely that the person supposedly doing target shooting isn’t even aware of what happened. Which, therefore, it would be that nobody is protecting anyone.

Not sure I’d squeal for $2500. $5k, and I’d consider

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