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Annapolis Ward Two town hall today regarding fatal shooting


nnapolis’ Ward Two Alderman Fred Paone is hosting a town hall meeting today, Tuesday, October 20 with other community leaders, to discuss the shooting Sunday that killed one man and injured three others.

The town hall will take place at First Baptist Church at 31 Washington Street in Annapolis.

Officials on hand to hear residents’ concerns and answer questions will include Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley, Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell Charles, Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson, and the Caucus of African American Leaders’, Anne Arundel County NAACP, United black Clergy and others.

The free event is open to the public. Those attending are asked to respect social directives of distancing from others by at least six feet, wearing a mask, and using hand sanitizer.

For information, call Alderman Paone at 443-223-8769.

The Annapolis Police briefing on the shooting included the following summary:

“On October 18th at approximately 12:11 am officers responded to the 100 block of Clay Street for several reports of shots fired. Upon arrival officers located an adult male in the rear of the residence suffering from injuries consistent with being shot.

The victim was identified as 28-year-old Shawn McGowan of Baltimore. He died from his injuries. Three additional victims suffering from gunshot wounds were located inside of a residence. Those victims have been identified and are being treated for their injuries at local hospitals.

Two of the victims have been identified as 17-year-old females from Annapolis and the other has been identified as 26 year old Tijee Bennett also of Annapolis. Detectives are investigating this incident.

This is an active and fluid investigation and we urge anyone with information about this incident to contact our detectives at 410-260-3439. You can also call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP and submit an anonymous tip.

If your tip leads to an arrest or indictment you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. "

--article compiled from city of Annapolis press release