Monday, February 11, 2013
The schools were cleared after police tracked down the source of the gunshots.
Clarksville Middle School and Pointers Run Elementary School went into modified lockdown Monday at 12:30 p.m. after gunshots were heard in the area, according to a letter sent home to parents. Doors were locked and all outdoor activities were ceased at the schools as police investigated, according to the letter. Police spokesperson Sherry Llewellyn said the gunshots came from an adult male who was engaged in target practice on a 26-acre farm off of Hall Shop Road, about a mile or two from the schools. "This is permissable," wrote Llewellyn in an email, "since he was not near homes, roads or any public land." The schools were given the all clear by police at 1:10 p.m. and went back to normal activities, according to the letter.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Howard County Police said someone fired multiple gunshots at a residence in the 5200 block of Candy Root Court.
Police are investigating a report of multiple gunshots fired on Candy Root Court in Columbia just after midnight on Monday morning. Someone fired at a house in the 5200 block of Candy Root Court and struck a neighbor's vehicle, said police. Police believe the house was targeted and are currently investigating. No one was injured, according to police. A resident of the street, who asked that her name not be used, told Patch in an email, "We moved to this neighborhood from Baltimore County because of its reputation of being a safe/quiet neighborhood. This has upset [my family] very much, especially since we have a young son. My husband had just came back into the house 20-30 minutes earlier from walking the dog and taking out the trash …