3 killed, 3 injured in possible shooting at graduation party in

Nabil Anas

Global Courant

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

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

Conditions for the injured were unavailable, but one was transferred to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, about 30 miles north, Annapolis police said in a statement.

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The deceased ranged in age from their early 20s to about 50, Jackson said.

He said the 8 p.m. violence may have included a two-person shooting. The dead were found outside the home.

Police were told a graduation party would take place, but they are still working to confirm the facts of the case, the chief said. A motive was unknown, but the shooting was not random, he added.

Jackson characterized the violence as part of an “interpersonal dispute.”

At the press conference, Mayor Gavin Buckley lamented yet another mass shooting in the United States.

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“If you look around, we’re in a very middle-class neighborhood in Annapolis, Maryland,” he said. “Tonight is another example of senseless violence.”

On June 6, an 18-year-old who had just accepted his degree was shot dead with his father during a graduation ceremony on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond police said.

Five others were hit but survived, they said.

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“People are trying 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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