CRISFIELD, Md.- On the heels of two shootings and a home invasion that occurred this Labor Day weekend, the city of Crisfield has issued a temporary emergency curfew for the Crisfield Housing Authority. The curfew was enacted from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday for those under 16 years of age.
Many in the Crisfield community told WBOC they are in shock over the violent events of the weekend, and are grateful the city is stepping up efforts to keep them safe.
Crisfield police said they believe all three incidents at Somers Cove were related.
According to Police Chief Michael Tabor, one arrest has been made and a warrant is out for a second suspect wanted in connection to the shootings and home invasion. Tabor said Zackary Scott, 27, of 254 Somers Cove Apartments was arrested Sunday, while Gary Jones Jr., 26, of 234 Broadway remains at large.
Barbara Hachandi said she was out of town for the weekend and returned to the news of three incidents of violence right in the community she calls home.
"I feel that this used to be a very, very safe community and it has changed over the years," Hachandi explained.
She is happy with the response to impose an emergency curfew but thinks keeping the area safe is everyone's responsibility.
"The police can't do it by themselves. We need to come together as family. You know, it takes a family to raise a village."
"This glass was shot out," explained Hazel Cropper, while pointing out the damage left behind by bullet holes at her grandson's apartment early Sunday morning.
Luckily, no one was home at the time.
"Just suppose that they had been home. One of his babies could have got hurt, or his wife, even him," she said.
Chief Tabor said besides being connected, the three incidents were possibly gang-related. Tabor noted he is frustrated no one has come forward with information.
"We have no witnesses to a daytime shooting that happened at 3 o'clock that cars were riddled up with bullets and no one's come forward to help us out in this investigation," he said. "So, we're asking the public, if they can please do that, come forward."
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