Three people shot dead in Maryland

Police are investigating a shooting in Maryland early Saturday morning that left three people dead.

Officers from Prince George’s County tweeted that police heard gunshots while on patrol in a local neighborhood and later found two male adults inside a vehicle and a woman outside the car, all with gunshot wounds.

The three victims were all pronounced dead at the scene, police tweeted. 


Police said in a later tweet that they don't believe the shooting was a random crime but are working to find suspects and identify a motive.

The shooting came just hours after officers responded to a separate shooting about six miles north. Police who arrived at that scene Friday evening found an adult female who suffered gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead. Further details on that shooting were not immediately available.


The Hill has reached out to the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for additional information. 

The attacks come as states across the country have seen a number of fatal shootings in recent weeks, including one in North Carolina early Saturday that killed three people and wounded four others. 

The Wilmington Police Department said a “gunfight had erupted” at a house party shortly after midnight Saturday. 

Police are still notifying family members of the victims and confirmed to The Hill that they have not yet identified any suspects.