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Two Men Shot at My Place Bar & Lounge

Neither of the injuries were life-threatening, police said.

A 45-year-old man was hospitalized after being shot at My Place Bar & Lounge early Saturday morning, a fire department representative said. Another man was grazed by a bullet, but was not seriously injured.

Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Lt. Jack Beall said the 45-year-old man was transported by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The incident occurred at My Place Bar & Lounge in Odenton at about 1:25 a.m., Beall said.

Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Lt. Doyle Batten said the doorman of the bar was shot in an extremity by a customer. A bystander was also struck, possibly by a grazed bullet, Batten said. However, none of the injuries were life threatening, he said.

Batten said authorities have a suspect, but have not yet made an arrest. The investigation is ongoing. 

This is not the first act of violence that has occured near the My Place. Community groups in 2011 sought to block the renewal of the bar's liquor license following a triple shooting in the vicinity. The county liquor board allowed the bar to retain the license and the bar remained opened. 

See also: 

  • Triple Shooting at My Place Bar
  • Man Setenced to 12 Years in My Place Shooting
  • Community Group Seeks Closure of My Place Bar
  • My Place Will Retain Liquor License
Mary January 23, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Excellent points, B. Big, Carol B., and Brian.
Lucy January 23, 2013 at 06:52 PM
An excellent point is that there are 2 other bars on each side of My Place, Kim's Lounge and the New Starr Inn. There has been as much violence in the New Starr Inn as has been in My Place, but never a word about shutting its doors...If one is shut down, shut them all down....
7oaksowner January 27, 2013 at 10:21 PM
Anyone interested in trying once again to block the liquor license renewal for this eye sore of a place!!! I'm not sure where to begin, so I'm online researching. I have to do something instead of what I've been doing which was complain.
Carol B January 27, 2013 at 10:47 PM
70aksowner, you'd probably have to start where we ended, if you want to get anywhere: with the Anne Arundel County Liquor Licensing Board. Tim can probably help you with the names of the people on the Odenton Planning Commission, but I'm not sure that they have much to do with it. You might want to start with Halle, the owner of the Seven Oaks complex (check your sewer and water line bill for their contact information)--but fair warning: you need to be determined, tenacious, and not easily frustrated. And you also need to be prepared to do most of their legwork for them, once you show any kind of interest. I wrote one (count them--one) letter of complaint, on my own initiative, and all of a sudden they wanted me to spearhead the campaign. I have an impossible commute, and little enough "free" time as it is. I'll be glad to help as much as I can, but I already have more than one full-time job.
Tiffany April 19, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Little do any of you people know the owner try's his Best to keep the nonsense out the bar I have seen with my own eyes the owner calling the cops on people who are starting trouble ... I just think it hilarious when A black person try to start a business in this neighbor it's always a problem but no one gives the owners at star inn any problem or any other ethnicity a problem but I guess that the world we live in !!!!!!!!

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