Mass shooting in town 30 miles away from US Capitol Hill, 3 dead
12 June, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
A mass shooting at a private residence in Annapolis, Maryland, left at least three people dead and three others injured on Sunday.
According to Fox News, a mass shooting at a private residence in Annapolis, Maryland, left at least three people dead and three others injured on Sunday.
Annapolis is about 30 miles from the United States Capitol. According to Annapolis police Chief Ed Jackson, the shooting occurred in the 1000 block of Paddington Place in the state’s capital city during an exchange of gunfire, and a suspect is in custody.
Following initial reports that at least one person had died, police stated that at least three people had died. While the surviving victims’ conditions are unknown, police said one person was flown to a trauma centre, according to Fox News.
There is no further threat to the public, Annapolis police said at the scene and online.
Several police cars were seen in the area where the shooting happened, which is south of the city’s centre near the waterfront.
“My message to the community is this wasn’t 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 was seized from the shooting, Fox News reported citing The Baltimore Sun.
State Sen. Sarah Elfreth commented on the shooting in a Facebook post, calling the incident “a tragedy beyond words.”
“Our community experienced a tragedy beyond words this evening,” she wrote. “Multiple fatalities and injuries are reported. A suspect is in custody and police are communicating that there is no broader threat to the public. Please keep the family and the first responders of the Annapolis Police Department & Annapolis Fire Department in your thoughts tonight.”
People in the area told DC News Now that a graduation party was taking place nearby. It is unclear whether the shooting was connected to the event.