UPDATE: Police Identify Man Shot at Lutherville Light Rail Stop

Baltimore County police are on the scene investigating the incident.

UPDATE (Jan. 26, 1 p.m.)—Police have identified the individual who was shot at the Lutherville light rail stop Friday afternoon.

Harold J. Blandon, Jr., 35, was severely injured in the shooting. He is still receiving medical treatment, although his condition is not known at this time, according to police spokesman Shawn Vinson.

The investigation is ongoing.

"Detectives are trying to determine if the shooting victim was targeted or not,

ORIGINAL—A man was transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore with serious injuries after a Friday afternoon shooting in Lutherville, according to Baltimore County police.

Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of East Ridgely Road at 4:15 p.m., according to police. K-9 and aviation units are still on the scene as police investigate the incident.

Light Rail service at Lutherville is shut down for the investigation, with a bus bridge in place between Falls Road and Timonium Business Park.

Police said no arrests have been made at this time.

Stay with Patch for updates.

kevin p January 29, 2013 at 12:27 AM
From the news and police report...the 3 suspects who fled are black...the race of the shooting "victim" was not reported
D Schmid January 29, 2013 at 01:41 PM
21093, what an excellent idea! If not amputating a hand, how about the trigger finger?
Kevin1845 January 29, 2013 at 01:49 PM
M Sullivan, Yeah I guess I am a tolerant person. Most of my coworkers laugh or cringe when I tell them about some of the trials and tribulations I have endured using the MTA. Bottom line is the money I save by not paying some multi-billion dollar oil company to pollute the sea food I eat can go to my kids’ education instead. The money I choose not give to some Mideast dictator who supports terrorism against the USA can be invested in my retirement plan. The money I save on car maintenance and repairs can be used for a nice vacation. Your point about being able to travel with anonymity on the LR is not correct. Most LR stops and MTA buses now have surveillance cameras. Your assertion that only a few people use the LR is also incorrect. While the usage will ebb and flow during the day, during peak rush hour it can be hard to find a vacate seat. Throw in a Raven or Oriole game and it can become standing room only. Now that the MTA allows bikes onboard trains and the situation can get crowded fast. Take a look at Lutherville or Falls Road park-n-ride and the lots are full. Also I am not sure what facts you are talking about when you say that Maryland Transport Department cannot afford the LR. The 30 mile LR was completed over 14 years ago at a cost of 600 million. Compare that with the 2.5 billion that was just spent on the 14 mile ICC! Now that is TRAGIC!
Kaori January 30, 2013 at 08:48 AM
"The fact that some fraction of individuals are out to do harm is no reason to scrap the whole system." People who comment here don't understand this, because to them, all Black people are criminals.
Needaname January 30, 2013 at 11:48 AM
Other Tim - seriously speaking - the black people that commit these crimes are from the city. Black people do work, pay taxes, go to school and do not commit crimes - I cannot remember reading about any black people from Cockeysville doing this kind of stuff. This is why the race card does not work.


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