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Police: Guest on First-Floor Couch Shot by Gun Discharged Upstairs

Officers describe a bizarre incident in which a Hanover man was fatally shot in Westminster.

A Hanover, MD, man is dead after being hit by a bullet discharged from another floor of the home, police said.

On Saturday, March 16, at approximately 11:45 a.m. police officers and emergency medical personnel responded to the 400 block of South Hills Court in Westminster to investigate a reported shooting, according to police reports. 

When they got to the home, police said they found Vygants Tomas Campe, 46, of Hanover, MD, on the first floor of the home suffering from a single gunshot wound.  The victim was alert and conscious at the scene but died in surgery at the University Of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to police. 

Investigators said that Campe was visiting with the homeowner at the time of the shooting.  Police said that the homeowner was handling a pistol on the second floor of the home when it discharged, the bullet passed through the floor and struck Campe, who was lying on the couch in the living room. 

No charges have been filed. Investigators are conferring with representatives of the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, police said.

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