POCOMOKE CITY — Police are hunting for a suspect they believe is responsible for two shootings this week.
On Monday, a 20-year-old man was shot in the calf near the intersection of Bonneville Avenue and Second Street just after 9 p.m.
The victim was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The man would not give any information to police about the shooter.
In a similar incident Wednesday morning, a 25-year-old man was shot in the ankle near Sixth and Bank streets. The man was treated and released from Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Pocomoke City Police officials believe that events are related, and that one person is responsible for both shootings.
“It appears to be something that may have been borne out of a fight that happened somewhere outside of Pocomoke,” said Pocomoke City Mayor Michael McDermott who added that the shootings do not seem to be random incidents. “It seems that there is some type of retaliation involved.”
The man shot Wednesday night appeared to be the intended target in both shootings, he added, meaning Monday's victim was an accidental target.
“One individual was there at both events, and was struck the second time,” McDermott said. “The police are telling me they believe he was the target both times.”
The police have identified a suspect they think is responsible for both shootings and are working with the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation tofind him. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-957-1600.