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Updated: Man Shot, Killed in Cambridge

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Saunders Avenue in Cambridge (Photo: WBOC) Saunders Avenue in Cambridge (Photo: WBOC)

CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Cambridge police are investigating a murder that happened Wednesday night in Cambridge.

Police said early Thursday morning that officers were called to the 500 block of Saunders Avenue around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, police said they found a man with a gunshot wound to his torso. Life-saving techniques were administered and the man was taken to the hospital where he died, police said.

The man was not immediately identified.

As of Thursday morning, police said there were no arrests. The investigation is on-going.

Saunders avenue is a quiet part of town.  It's only one block long, and Wednesday night's shooting comes as a shock to those who live on the block.

"I've been living here since 1987.  We've never had anything like this happen in this neighborhood," said Ruth Stanley.

"That street has been quiet.  It has always been quiet.  There has never been no trouble on that street whatsoever," said Ivy Cooper.

Cooper says the murder will have lasting effects in the community.

"It's a tragedy.  You've got two families now.  It's sad.  They are going to be sad for the rest of their lives.  The family of the guy who did it, their family is going to be messed up, and the person who lost their life's family is going to be messed up," said Cooper.

Larry Cornish says he is one of those family members hurting today.

"His grandmother called and said, he had been shot and killed," said Cornish.

Cornish says this is the second time a nephew of his has been shot and killed.

"I've got a wife now who's home laid up.  His grandmother, his sister, he had no mother or father.  The guy didn't mess with anybody.  He was a loner," said Cornish.

While police conduct their investigation, Cornish says the family is coming together to heal as best they can.

"Just pray for us.  If you believe in God just pray for us.  The whole family, and the whole community," said Cornish.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Cambridge Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 410-228-3333.

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