3 Dead, 3 Wounded in Possible Maryland Prom Shooting


Three people were killed and three others injured in a possible shooting at a prom at an Annapolis, Maryland, residence on Sunday night, police said.

One person of interest was in custody and as many as two weapons may have been recovered, Annapolis Police Chief Edward C. Jackson said at an evening news conference.

The conditions of the injured were not available. One was taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, about 30 miles to the north, Annapolis police said in a statement.

The dead, who ranged in age from 20 to 50, were found outside the residence, Jackson said.

He said the violence at 8 pm may have included shooting between two people. He called the violence part of an “interpersonal dispute.”

Police were told a graduation party was taking place, but they were still working to confirm the facts, Jackson said. The motive is unknown, but the shooting was not random, he added.

At the press conference, Mayor Gavin Buckley lamented another mass shooting in the US.

“If you look around you, we are in a middle-class neighborhood in Annapolis, Maryland,” he said. “Tonight is an example, once again, of senseless violence.”

On June 6, an 18-year-old man who had just accepted his diploma was fatally shot next to his father at a graduation ceremony on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus, Richmond police said.

Five other people were hit but survived, they said.

“People try to solve problems with guns,” Buckley said. “It’s the most ridiculous thing we can do as a society.”

lindsey pipia contributed.

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