ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The attorney for the Maryland man accused of at least nine random shooting incidents said he is exploring a not criminally responsible plea.

William Davis, Anne Arundel County public defender, said Monday there were some “substantial mental health issues” at the time of the incidents.

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Davis would not elaborate on the details of the mental health of 35-year-old Hong Young.

Young, a Prince George’s County resident, was arrested in early March and charged with attempted murder and assault in a Feb. 24 shooting that injured a man. Court documents show that Young told police that he heard voices telling him to shoot at a random driver.

Police have linked Young to eight other shootings in central Maryland, including one at the National Security Agency.

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