8-year-old girl found shot to death at Maryland home


An 8-year-old girl who was found shot in the basement of a Maryland home Wednesday night has died, police said.

Baltimore County police officers were called to a home on Sherwood Road in the Towson area around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a shooting, authorities said in a news release. At the home, officers found the seriously injured 8-year-old shooting victim in the basement.

Medics took the girl to a hospital, where police said she was pronounced dead. The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation, police said.

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