A mass shooting at the Maryland home left three dead, several

Harris Marley

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A mass shooting at a private home in an otherwise quiet neighborhood in Annapolis, Maryland, left at least three dead and three injured on Sunday.

Annapolis police chief Ed Jackson said the shooting took place in the 1000 block of Paddington Place in the state capitol amid gunfire, adding that a suspect is in custody.

After initial reports said at least one person had died, police later said at least three died. While the condition of the surviving victims is unknown, police said one person was airlifted to a trauma center.

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There is no further threat to the public, Annapolis police said on the scene and online.

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Police stand among a crowd outside a home where several people were shot on Sunday in Annapolis, Maryland. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Several police cars were seen in the area where the shooting took place, south of the city center near the waterfront.

“My message to the community is that this was not a random act of violence,” Chief Jackson told reporters at the scene. The police chief also said a “person of interest” was in custody and a weapon from the shooting had been seized, The Baltimore Sun reported.

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Police vehicles are seen on a residential street in Annapolis, Maryland, near a home where a deadly shooting took place Sunday night, which left three people dead and three others wounded. (AP Photo/Brian White)

People gather outside a home in Annapolis, Maryland, after a deadly shooting Sunday night. (AP Photo/Brian White)

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State Senator Sarah Elfreth responded to the shooting in a Facebook post, calling the incident “a tragedy beyond words.”

“Our community has experienced an unspeakable tragedy tonight,” she wrote. “Several deaths and injuries have been reported. A suspect has been taken into custody and police say there is no wider threat to the public. Please keep the family and first responders from the Annapolis Police Department & Annapolis Fire Department in your thoughts tonight.”

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Police vehicles are seen on a residential street in Annapolis, Maryland, after a deadly shooting. (AP Photo/Brian White)

Annapolis police said a suspect is in custody in connection with the deadly shooting outside a home in Paddington Place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Brian White)

People in the area told DC News Now that there was a graduation party nearby. It is not clear whether the shooting is related to the incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

A mass shooting at the Maryland home left three dead, several

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