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UPDATE: 3 Shot In Edgewood

A third victim was identified Tuesday night.

(UPDATE 10:41 a.m. Wednesday)—Police identified a third victim following a shooting in Edgewood Tuesday night, and the crime is under investigation.

Around 8:15 p.m. a shooting took place in the 1900 block of Edgewater Drive in Edgewood, according to , public information officer with the .

Harford County sheriff's deputies quickly identified two victims, a 43-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

One victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen and the other sustained a gunshot wound to the leg, according to , spokesman for the .

The 43-year-old was taken by ambulance to John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment while the 26-year-old was taken to .

Not long after the two victims were taken to the hospital, deputies got a call that a third gunshot victim had been transported to Upper Chesapeake family members, according to the release.

Investigators believe the man, age 37, was also a victim of the shooting on Edgewater Drive.

Stick with Patch for updates.

Leonard Edwards May 09, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Do thy have any names who got shot and who did it? and for what?
Hazzard Native May 09, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Edgewater Village has been an open air drug market since the late 1980's, I would venture a guess that the shooting involved either cocaine or heroin.
Jacqueline Logan Witt May 09, 2012 at 03:53 AM
Last week stabbings, this week shootings and the common denominator is .... EdgeHOOD! Probably gang/drug related and no one will want to talk to the police.
Edgewood Boy May 09, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Jacqueline you must be one of those better then all the rest Bel Air people who knows nothing about the people of Edgewood. A small area is what brings down the rest of the region. It is easy to call someone names and all it does is show your ignorance about what really goes on there. If you would like to meet up I will gladly discuss with you what really goes on there. So if you don't know what it is like keep your comments to yourself.
JDK May 09, 2012 at 12:19 PM
SEND THE SECTION 8 TRASH BACK TO THE CITY WHERE THEY BELONG!!!!
foresthill77 May 09, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Wow JDK your comment is one of the most ignorant, uncompassionate ones I have ever read on here (and that's saying a lot). These are human beings we're talking about here, regardless of your harsh judgements about their backgrounds or the cause of the conflict based solely on where they live.
Karl Schuub May 09, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Compassion has a place certainly, but at the same time we honest citizens have a right to expect to live in safety in our towns. We also have a right to expect our tax dollars will be spent on events and projects that move us forward and return something to us...in populations with high crime and drug use the parasites there eat up monies for additional costs to educate, additional police scrutiny, food stamps, welfare, housing stipends, etc. and return next to nothing of value to our collective culture. I feel sorry for the few decent folks forced to live in and around such cultural squalor.
Ashley May 09, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Ugh. Edgewood is terrible. It's becoming as bad as the city over there. You can say what you want Edgewood Boy, but the news coming out of Edgewood speaks for itself. You don't have stories about people getting shot, stabbed, etc. on a regular from areas that aren't ghetto.
JDK May 09, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Very well said Mr. Schuub. I am sick of paying for these people to be housed in neighborhoods close to where I live when all they do is put my family in harms way. If they cannot become productive members of society I do not want them living near my family. I am trying to raise happy healthy well adjusted kids and do not need these people influencing them or causing them harm.
Wings May 09, 2012 at 02:02 PM
I feel sorry for the people who are stuck living in Edgewood because they can't sell there house. I know two families that moved there years ago and loved their new houses etc. But now both are afraid to let their kids play outside or run to the local store after dark. Both have had their house up for sale for over a year now and no one is biting. Would you buy a house in Edgewood now? One is about to let the bank foreclose on her house just to get out of there. Yes there are a few areas that aren't so bad, but just drive a block over and your afraid to get out of your car. Say what you want but there ARE gangs in that town and it is only going to get worse.
Rebecca May 09, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Well said ^!! JDK just shows how well she does not know their surroundings. Trash does not only come out of the city it is bred right there where they live. Baltimore City is a beautiful place, when you know where to stay away from just like Edgewood. When I was little we lived in Edgewood, then move to Havre De Grace and just like Edgewood & the city there were and still are certain neighborhoods that leave a little (or alot) to be desired. Slums then 2 blocks away beautiful homes and people who have the means to provide that for their family. I chose to live in the "city" away from arrogance and ignorance so when my Son grows up he does not grow up to be like JDK, but street wise as well as educated and compassionate. These comments are exactly why I stay away from Hazzard as much as possible, too many people with their blinders on, and to afraid to take a look in the mirror and realize you are just one lay off away from section 8. Don't be too cocky this too can happen to you!!
Karl Schuub May 09, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Such a shame...nobody wants to send thier kids to public schools in Edgewood so fewer and fewer people would ever buy homes there. Would any parent who cares about the future of thier kids allow for that; of course not, that is if they're being honest with themselves rather than puffing platitudes about compassion. Truth is we have far more responsibility to our own children than we do for somebody elses little trolls and that's as it should be - to be willing to sacrifice your own children in the name of compassion doesn't suggest such great parenting skills.
Old Skool May 09, 2012 at 05:06 PM
You can take the ghetto thugs out of the city but they are still ghetto thugs in the suburbs.
SNAKE DR. May 09, 2012 at 06:35 PM
All we need is for APG to make a (mistake) and eradicate %25 of Edgewood that should do the trick
Christine May 09, 2012 at 10:08 PM
I lived in Edgewood for 10 years and I did not feel unsafe. As far as raising children, the last thing I'd want is for them to grow up around ignorant bigots who have nothing better to do than get online and spew their thinly veiled hatred.
Christine May 09, 2012 at 11:49 PM
What a wonderful supermature idea, SNAKE! Got any more like that?
Mary Bekker May 10, 2012 at 02:01 AM
My child attends Edgewood Midfle School and he loves it. It is a great school. Have you been there lately @KarlSchuub? I was just there today if you would like to ask any questions about it. I would be more than happy to answer them.
David May 10, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Welcome to "The Wood"
Ewood May 10, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Nice how you bash a whole community....that would be like me saying Fallston is the capital of prescription drug abuse....Get a clue!
Greg P May 10, 2012 at 03:59 AM
Actually Fallston is the capital of Heroin abuse, unless Bel Air has recently surpassed it. The point is, people make the neighborhood what it is. If an area has a bad reputation, it isn't the area's fault - it's the people's fault. Edgewood today is not the same as Edgewood in the 1980's. The Edgewood Area of APG used to rotate a couple thousand soldiers through every six months back then, Edgewood Taxi would run busses on the base and bring them into town. There was a bowling alley, skating rink, movie theater, and multiple stores and restaurants nearby, Then the GI's stopped being trained there and the local businesses were forced to close. The housing market took a major hit, prices dropped, and people that before couldn't afford to buy a home were now moving in next door to you. People that had homes and couldn't sell wound up renting to the government (section 8) in order to not face foreclosure. Limited employment in the immediate area, lots of government subsudized housing, and wallah! - the crime rate skyrockets. It was always higher in Edgewood than say, Bel Air, but now the rate grew exponentially. That's not to say that the other "northern and western" towns don't have crime, but it's not to the same degree or violence as Edgewood. Sure, there are some good people and good places, but they are becoming the exception. I spent all of my teen years and throughout most of my twenties in Edgewood, and while I don't walk in fear, I would never move my family there now.
CB9678 May 10, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Would it be reasonable to say than that since there is a higher concentration of people using Heroin in certian zipcodes we should give up on those areas?
Karl Schuub May 10, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Good luck with that Mary. Don't really know so much about performance at that school but if you continue on the Edgewood track you can expect that she or he will join together to attend Edgewood High which has the lowest SAT test scores in the county and in all subject areas across the board. The fact that by the time these kids hit high school they consistently underperform tends to support the idea that somethings wrong in Edgewood - you do understand that knowledge is cummulative correct? Deficient ability in high school reflects underperformance in both elementary and middle schools; to say that isn't true defies logic.
Estrellita May 10, 2012 at 06:27 PM
I live in Edgewood and I must say not everyone here are horrible people. There are some really nice people here. I originally come from NYC and there are parts there that are worst than others. It does not make a difference where you come from, violence is every where but to be honest I hate it here in Edgewood I wish I can just get up and move else where but for right now I cannot. The kids of today are horrible and 90% of the kids in Edgewood are disgusting with nasty attitudes. Parents need to go back to some good old ass whipping! here is some advice stay to yourself and keep off the streets and you should be good.
aggie May 17, 2012 at 02:56 PM
the problem is allowing this to continue by not saying anything as to what is going on around your kids. our community is what we the people that live in it makes it.turning heads to what is obvious is not helping .it is allowing these things to go on. if this is what your children see every day what do you expect from them? they know of no other way. i am not saying be a snitch,just help put a stop to things that's going on around what you call home for you and your children so much violence in one neighborhood how do you think the world view the people there? if you respect where you live then other know they have to as well.
BJ June 28, 2012 at 04:01 AM
To all of you that have made such great choices as to where to raise your children and have much advice about an area of the county that you have never lived, sit tight because it will all soon arrive in your town. And you know what, it is all already there, just spread out a bit. You speak so much and little you really know. Try doing something constructive in HC and stop being so destructive. Hmmm....I believe there was a child that killed his dad coming from "Upper HC" . Its happening everywhere folks!!!
Take Responsibility! June 28, 2012 at 11:32 AM
What an ignorant statement BJ. You're going to compare shithole edgewood to my beautiful Jarrettsville where crime is almost non-existent? And as for the little murderer who killed his dad, one isolated incident from one broken kid? Get real and stop being butthurt about your crummy community. Instead of making ludicrous statements on the internet, either move or help your community. Lame...
Rebecca June 28, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Take Responsibility you should probably ^^^ grow up!!! Crime happens everywhere you are just so far out of touch that you choose not to see it!!!! You should watch your mouth the "little murderer" is someone's brother, nephew, and grandson, maybe broken but still a person!!!
Lori Menser Vance December 26, 2013 at 03:10 AM
Hi! My name is Mark and I grew up in the Edgewood area from the time I was born in '65 'til our family moved to a small town in upper east Tn. in '85, where I still live. From what I make of it, things have changed a good bit since then in the old neighborhood. While drugs were common even back then, (I know, because I did my share of them, however, I quit all that years ago), I have to say that I don't recall hearing much (if any) about murders taking place in Edgewood. Well, I take that back. There was a guy I used to know from my partying days at Long Rock on Winter's Run Rd. by the name of Dennis Comer who I heard was shot and killed around the same time we moved here, but that's the only one that stands out in my mind. Here in Rogersville, murder is pretty rare, but there is a bad prescription drug and meth problem in northeast Tn., though. Hardly a day goes by that you don't hear about somebody getting busted for one or the other on the local news. In fact, my wife and I have come to call the local news "the meth lab update". It's actually so bad, you can't let anybody know that you've been to a doctor or a dentist because they'll bug you to death for your medication! I'm not kidding! My own manager at work several years ago found out I'd been to a dentist and wanted me to sell him some of my pain medication and called my wife without my consent to try and get some! But anyway, I was just wondering what was going on up there in Edgewood and if things had really changed that much since the old days.
Lori Menser Vance December 26, 2013 at 03:24 AM
Regarding my last post, in case anybody's wondering why the names Lori and Mark appear on the same post, I signed in to this forum through my wife's Facebook account.

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